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Oscar fish

Astronotus ocellatus


"The species was originally described by Louis Agassiz in 1831 as Lobotes ocellatus, as he mistakenly believed the species was marine; later work assigned the species to the genus Astronotus."


From the National Aquarium in Washington D.C.

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SheaEckert 8 years ago

Thank you again for all of your suggestions! It's a big help!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Your welcome Shea nice collection!
I´m pretty sure is an Oscar.

SheaEckert 8 years ago

I added a link so you can see for yourself!

SheaEckert 8 years ago

Hey Gerardo!
I'm not sure whether it is in fresh water or not... I spotted this guy in an aquarium, and I honestly wasn't paying that much attention...
Thanks for the ID, I'm pretty sure you are right!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

It looks like an Oscar fish / Astronotus ocellatus fresh water fish.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Hello Shea!
Is this fish in fresh water??

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Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Spotted on Mar 16, 2012
Submitted on Mar 19, 2012

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