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How to Breed Oscars

Breed one of the most popular aquarium cichlids.

By Dr. Robert J. Goldstein |

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If you keep the oscar (Astronotus ocellatus), you probably know that it is a large cichlid that is not for every aquarist. They do often breed in the home aquarium — and if you’re ready for this step, you can follow some basic instructions to breed them and raise the fry successfully. It is a lot of work but is well worth it. Make sure you have a breeding pair of oscar adults, and then you can move on from there.

Want to read the full story? Pick up the June 2010 issue of Aquarium Fish International today.

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Bryan    Stilwell, OK

5/11/2010 9:42:44

They get addictive!

Kris    Dallas, TX

5/2/2010 11:55:36

wish i had a bigger set up to keep oscars

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