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    WHAT IS OSCAR?

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    Basic “must know” information about Oscar fish:


    Scientific name: Astronotus ocellatus
    Maximum size (min-max): 30.0 - 40.0 cm (11.8 - 15.7 inches). They’re often sold as small specimens that hardly reach 2.5 cm (approximately 1 inch) in length, however Oscars can grow as fast as 2.5 - 5 cm (1 - 2 inches) per month until they reach 20 cm (roughly 8 inches) when their growth rate slows down by 50%.
    Recommended temperature: 24.0°C - 30.0°C (75.2°F - 86.0°F) - Oscars aren't coldwater fish!
    Recommended water hardness (dGH): dGH 4.0 - 18.0 N
    Recommended pH of water: 6.5 - 7.5



    Origin: South America; Click the link: South American Whitewater River if you'd like to build a biotope aquarium for these fish
    Water quality: Ammonia, nitrites should be nil; Amount of nitrates can be as high as 40 ppm (40 g/l), however never introduce this specie to an uncycled tank!
    Average lifespan: May vary between 10-18 years, however many specimens have lived for over 20 years.


    http://www.aqua-fish.net/show.php?h=oscarfish


    http://www.aqua-fish.net/imgs/fish/oscar-fish.jpg


     

    FISH-O

    Look at the fish!! He's sooooooo cute!
    country bumpkin

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    I thought of you when I saw him. (*~*)

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    What happens when the batteries run dry?
    Ducky

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    Just get instructions from the closest woman.
    FISH-O

    I don't care about the batteries but I really, really, really want a vacuum cleaner with a ball and lots of breakable plastic parts! Woot!
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