Lemon Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)


A selectively bred form of the popular Oscar, the Lemon Oscar displays vibrant yellow and gold coloration as its name suggests. A large growing, predatory fish, Oscars require large aquariums and should be kept with similarly sized tankmates.



Lemon Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore and predator, will eat any fish small enough to fit in its mouth
Adult Size: 12″+
Recommended Tank Size: 90 Gallon+
Compatibility:  Aggressive, especially toward other cichlids, but can be kept in a mixed cichlid community

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm