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Astronotus (oscars)

Wikipedia Abstract

Astronotus is a genus of South American fish from the family Cichlidae. The genus is one of three genera which make up the tribe Chaetobranchini. There are two species in the genus (listed below), both of which are found in the Amazon Basin, while one of two also is found in the ParanĂ¡ and Paraguay rivers. Astronotus species grow to 35 cm in size, and are monomorphic. They are opportunistic omnivores and consume a range of smaller fish, crustaceans, mollusks and other invertebrates in the wild.
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Astronotus crassipinnis (Oscar)
Astronotus ocellatus (Velvet cichlid) (Attributes)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Ecodrome CV
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science


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