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Tiger Oscar Cichlid

Stocking Fish Tips: Slowly add fish to your tank. Never go out and buy a bunch of tropical fish because your tank’s bio-load won’t be able to handle it. Slowly adding fish gives your tanks biological filtration a chance to catch up.
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Tiger 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 Tiger Oscar has an extroverted personality and somewhat interactive behavior. They can learn to recognize their mate, as well as their owner. The Tiger Oscar Cichlid is primarily chocolate in color with orange-red markings and a brightly colored eyespot located 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.