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Aquarium Diet: Carnivorous Cichlid pellet, insects, brine shrimp, blackworms, ghost shrimp, feeder fish Dimorphism: The only way to determine the gender of an Oscar Cichlid is to wait until they've matured (at an approximate length of 4''), and make observations during displays of breeding behavior. The female Oscar's tube will be longer than the male Oscar's tube.
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Astronotus ocellatus is a species of fish from the cichlid family known under a variety of common names, including oscar, tiger oscar, velvet cichlid, or marble cichlid. In South America, where the species naturally resides, A. ocellatus specimens are often found for sale as a food fish in the local markets. The fish can also be found in other areas, including China, Australia, and the United.
The Tiger Oscar is a color variation of Astronotus ocellatus Oscar. It is also known as the Marble Cichlid or the Velvet Cichlid and is a colorful addition to a large aquarium. The Tiger Oscar has a blue-black background with an orange-red pattern. The dorsal fin has an eyespot that is very brightly colored.
Red Tiger Oscar; Red Oscar; Albino Oscar; Peacock-eye; Minimum Tank Size.. Compatibility. Can be kept by itself or with other cichlids of the same size. Said to do best with other oscars, but people do keep them with some types of barbs, Synodontis catfish (known as upside-down cats and squeaker catfish), clown or tiger loaches, and sharks.
Oscars are compatible with other large fish in an aquarium and oddly, aggressiveness in Oscars decreases as they grow older and bigger and juveniles are more belligerent when compared to a mature fish.
The other cases involved the Oscars owner having to manually remove the fish from the tank and use tweezers to get the catfish out of the mouth of the Oscar. So really what I’m trying to get across is that even though catfish are a good tank mate, small catfish like Pictus species that don’t grow much more than 6 inches could be a problem if purchased when very small.