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Red Oscar

Species: Astronotus ocellatus
Common Name: Red Oscar
Note: One of the most common fish seen for sale. You must understand their size potential and fast growth. It is unfair to house an animal in substandard conditions.
Size: 17 in (45cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: rivers in Amazonia and Guyana.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon when small 125+ when mature.
Diet: Carnivorous
Behavior: Semi Aggressive
Water: Temperature 72-80°F (22-27°C), ph 6.0 to 8.0, dH: 4-20
Care: Easy
Communities: Will eat anything that will fit in their mouth.
Suitability: Good for large tanks.

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