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Scientific Name: Astronotus ocellatus
Common Name: Common Oscar or Wild Oscar
Adult Size: 13 inches
Life Expectancy: 10 -13 years
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperament: Can be aggressive if not given a large enough aquarium.
Diet/Nutrition: Omnivore, will eat flakes, pellets, freeze dried and live foods. Give them a varied diet with lots of protein.
Breeding: Reach sexual maturity at 4 inches and will form life long pairs. Keep the water temperature around 82°F and provide a spot for them to place the eggs. A large rock would work well.
Gender: Can be difficult to determine. The female is usually smaller and less colorful than a male of the same age.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart