Oscar Fish Care - Facts And Information - Fishxperts

If you have a larger aquarium and you’re looking for an easy-to-care fish that is still very entertaining, consider the Tiger Oscar Cichlid. They are a very hardy fish with amazing coloration and a noticeable personality.

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Tiger Oscar Fish Tank (Cichlid)

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Oscars - tiger oscar fish care - -bay aquariums, Oscar fish - all about oscars, care for and breeding of these aquarium fish Today we discuss how to grow huge, monster Tiger Oscar fish. We go over the basics of how to care for Oscars properly. We give advice to help you not only take care of Oscar cichlids, but to have them thrive and grow to their full potential. Oscar care is all about considering the adult size potential of your fish. Caring for Oscar cichlid fish can be super rewarding, they are highly intelligent personable aquarium fish known to bond with their owners. They are very interactive and easily become a part of the family. It is important to care for your Oscar cichlid properly to have it live to it's full potential.


Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Water Conditions: 72-77° F, KH 5-19, pH 6.0-8.0
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Red, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Cichlidae

Oscar Fish Tank mates
Large Plecostomus and other large Neotropical Cichlids such as Texas Cichlids, Jack Dempseys, and Salvini. Click here for more about these fish.

Oscars are also often seen in aquariums with White Tip Sharks, Tinfoil Barbs, Clown Knifefish, Black Barred Tiger Fish, a group of Large Clown Loaches, and some large Eels such as a Snow Flake Eel.

Oscar Fish Size and Lifespan
Oscars rarely grow much bigger than 12" in aquariums, but I have seen Oscars that were 18" long. When I was very young I used to visit with a very skillful fish breeder who had a gigantic pair of Oscars that lived in an aquarium that contained more than 200-gallons of water.

Oscar Fish Breeding
Breeding Oscars is slightly harder than most other freshwater varieties. The hardes part is finding two oscars that like each other enough to spawn with each other. For quickest results you should buy an already mated and spawned pair of oscar's which will spawn every month or so.

Oscars are near impossible to tell the difference in sex. Both types look exactly the same and there is no difference in size. The only known way to tell, is to look for the small cone shaped object located around their anal opening.

If you do not buy a confirmed pair, the next safest option is to buy 6 or 7 juveniles and grow them, allowing them to naturally pick there partners. This can take time however and if your sole purpose is breeding them, possibly too much time, as it will only be when they reach 16 month of age that they are able to successfully spawn.

You are able to interbreed oscar types to come out with the most unusual colours. Reds, Tigers, Albino, Whites, and yellows can all be bred with one another. Look out for pink or purple fish as these colours arent natural.

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