How big do oscar fish get in the wild?

Answer Oscar fish, Astronotus ocellatus, have been reported to grow between 30cm (about 12 inches) and 40cm (about 16 inches) in the wild. Oscar fish also can grow to weigh approximately 1.1kg (about 2.4 ... Read More »

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Is the oscar fish a saltwater or freshwater fish?

Oscars, which originate in the waters of the Amazon, are freshwater fish. They are also known as peacock, walnut or velvet cichlids. Oscars come in a variety of colors, including olive green and al... Read More »

How big do oscar fish grow?

Oscar fish can reach more than 12 inches in length. These South American fish can live up to 16 years. When the fish are young, their size can increase by an inch each month. For a single Oscar, yo... Read More »

Can Oscar fish eat earthworms?

On One Hand: They Love ThemOscar fish enjoy eating earthworms, also known as night crawlers. You can harvest earthworms from your lawn or garden and feed them to the fish. Be sure not to keep them ... Read More »

How do i tell if my oscar fish is male or female?

Oscars (Astronotus ocellatus) are popular aquarium fish because of their large size and vibrant colors. These aggressive cichlids are "monomorphic," meaning males and females look exactly alike in ... Read More »