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Astronotus ocellatus


This slate-blue & yellow fish measured about 35 cm.


It was caught by local fishermen in the Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia.


Order Perciformes. Any help for the ID?

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tiger Oscar Cichlid
Astronotus ocellatus

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Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 5 years ago

Domesticated because of the orange stripes

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 5 years ago

It seems to be a Oscar

LuckyLogan 5 years ago

Yea, sorry Emilie! When I glanced at the location I saw "Columbia" not Cambodia. And I did a little more looking and found nothing.

EmilieChich 5 years ago

I don't think so either, Lanzz. The giant gouramy has very thick lips, and the head is different. The colours don't match either... But I do appreciate your interest, I hope someone finds the right ID;

EmilieChich 5 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion, Lucky, but are you sure? As far as I know, Astronotus ocellatus is a South American species, with a more slender body. Also, the Cambodian fish lacks the typical black spot lined with yellow at the base of the caudal fin.

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Preah Vihear, Cambodia

Lat: 13.51, Long: 104.87

Spotted on Mar 7, 2013
Submitted on Dec 24, 2013

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