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Red Oscar Cichlid

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Red Oscar Cichlid

Quick StatisticsTemperament: Aggressive
Family: Cichlidae
Native To: South America: Amazon
Diet: Carnivore
Adult Size: Up to 12″
Temperature: 72° – 82°F
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 55+ gallons
Scientific Name: Astronotus ocellatus
Environment: Freshwater

The Red Oscar has an extroverted personality and somewhat interactive behavior. They can learn to recognize their mate, as well as their owner. The Red Oscar is orange red in coloration with dark gray markings and the eyespot on the dorsal fin. Oscars tend to dig up plants, as well as rearrange rocks and gravel. Oscar Cichlids should be kept with fish of similar size as they will eat smaller fish.