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Oscar fish

Astronotus ocellatus

Description:

"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."

Habitat:

From the National Aquarium in Washington D.C.

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6 Comments

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 10 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

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

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 10 years ago

I added a link so you can see for yourself!

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 10 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 10 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Hello Shea!
Is this fish in fresh water??

SheaEckert
Spotted by
SheaEckert

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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

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