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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.

 

Included colors

Assorted Oscar

Assorted Oscar

Scientific Name: Astronotus ocellatus

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Amazon river

Family: Cichlidae

AVAILABLE IN SIZES:

Code: OA8S Size: 8-9 cm

Code: OAT10S Size: 10-11 cm

Other Names: Oscar Cichlid, velvet cichlid, marble cichlid

 

 

Technical Info

Temperature: 24 - 28 ℃

pH: 7 - 7.4

GH: 8 - 12

Max size: 35 cm

Min Tank size: 200 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level

 

Description

You must keep these fish as a pair. They are peaceful to other fishes except in breeding time. You should set up the aquarium with some driftwood and some big plants that are well potted, because the fish burrow in the substrate. There should be a deep substrate of fine sand.

 

Food

You should feed them big live food like worms or fish.

 

Breeding

Breeding is easy. 1000-2000 eggs are laid on a previously cleaned stone. Both parents take care of the fry. When they are hatched the fry is moved to a pit. When they are swimming free you can feed the young fishes with baby brine shrimp and small cyclops.

 

Compatible with

Possible tank mates are appropriately sized African knifefish, bala sharks, blue acara, clown loaches, firemouths, jack dempseys, pacus, pictus catfish, plecostomus, silver dollars, texas cichlids and tin foil barbs.

 

Note

Heavy filtration and frequent partial water changes are a must, as these are messy eaters. Lax attention to water quality may lead to Hole-in-the-Head disease.