Assorted Longfin Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)


A selectively bred form of the popular Oscar, the Longfin or Veilfin Oscar has been bred for long, flowing fins giving it a unique appearance. One of the most popular and well-known South American Cichlids in the aquarium hobby, the Oscar is a large growing, relatively aggressive fish (especially towards other cichlids) and a popular food fish in its native habitat in the Amazon Basin. They are intelligent and highly interactive fish that will quickly learn to “beg” for food and make impressive display fish. Due to their large adult size, Oscars require large aquariums and should be kept with similarly sized tankmates.


Longfin Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore and predator, will accept most frozen and prepared foods.
Adult Size: 11″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: A fairly aggressive and predatory cichlid, they are best kept with fish of similar size and aggression

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.2 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm