Oscar (fish) facts for kids
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Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) is a species of fish from the cichlid family. Oscars have many common names. Some of these names are oscar, tiger oscar, velvet cichlid, and marble cichlid. The scientific name for the oscar species is A. ocellatus. Oscars can grow up to 16 inches (40cm) long and weigh over 3 pounds (1.5kg). The Oscar fish is a smart species of fish. Oscars are popular as aquarium fish. Oscars are also very aggressive.
The Oscar is a large predatory fish at grows to a reasonable size. Their bodies are colorful and dark colors mixed with bright colors.
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A leucistic long-finned oscar
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