06-18-2010, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluetangclan
I know its not normal, but thats where I have seen them in the wild and read about them. I am guessing Central America is their original location. When i used to work in a fish store we called them ghetto cichlids because thats the fish all the guys with gold teeth wanted and or had and wanted feeder goldfish to give them and they would talk about how fast their oscars gobbled them up. My advise on food is frozen food or pellets, stay away from live food if you can help it because you will never get them back on prepared food after live(I use the term "never" loosely and not as an absolute). Be different and get the blue oscars if you can find them, they look awesome. You might look at Jack dempsies or jade Carpinthus as well or instead, both are much more beautiful fish.
Oscars are actually from south america. I believe the amazon river basin as well as other places.