New imports Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) Large wild collected Zebra Oscars from South America. Click here to learn more, see photos and availability online today. Limited quantities of these rare and beautiful fish. Order Today.
The Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus
) is by far the most popular species of large cichlid from South America. This is not only because it is so splendid colored, but also due to its behavior: the fish becomes much larger than 20 cm, but is of calm nature and can thus be kept and bred properly in medium sized tanks of 120-150 cm length. Most Oscars in the trade are bred ones from Southeastern Asia and represent colorful spots that do not exist in the wild. This is the reason why the diversity of wild Oscar species is still only poorly understood. Currently seven species are formally described scientifically, but only one of them is widely accepted as valid, namely Astronotus ocellatus for sale. However, this does for sure not reflect the natural conditions.
For our customers: the fish have code 633418 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in very limited numbers only!