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Oscars exist out there in unimaginable numbers.  All the oscars below were photographed 1.29.04.  None appear in any of the prior files.  

In case you did not know, we like oscars -- in spite of the fact that we photographed them in police line up style.  We like them for their fins, for their color, for their personalities.  Okay guys, line up and toe the line.  (By the way, we still cannot sex oscars.)   LA.

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Normal colored original oscar.

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Side view.  "Ocellatus" on bent tail.  Note the original rich olive color.  No "stars."

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How do you correct "red-eye" in a fish with red eyes?  No "ocellatus" on albinos or reds.

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"Ocellatus" evident on normals and tigers.  Lots of scratches on this new guy.

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No melanin to hide his red color.

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All oscars look good.  Super reds look super good.  Try to ignore the algae on the glass.

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Is that eye out of line?

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Regular red oscar.  Lots of wounds.  Very common when oscars get moved.

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Nice red oscar.

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Lots of red and lots of scratches.

 

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Pugnacious guy.  Wanted to argue rather than pose. 

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Can't help but like an oscar like this.  Snow oscar with melanin showing the "ocellatus."

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Red snow oscar.  Nice color.  Nice fins.  Some scratches.  They heal fast in clean water.

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Another non-truster."

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Great looking red tiger.  His fins make a perfect oval.

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Scratched red.  Still new.  Non-trusting.  He'll get better color after three weeks on goldfish.

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His scratches will heal once we get rid of the crud in the water.  Oscars roil their water.

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Hole-in-head disease.

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Hexamita obviously poses no threat to oscars.  Good looking specimen.  Nice fins.

 

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Haughty.

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Not much red on this snow red tiger.  Could be a diet factor.  Not sure.  Semi-ocellatus.  This guy bailed the next morning.  He is no longer with us.

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Snow oscar.  More likely a healed bite -- not genetic.  Breeder but not a show fish.

The guys below were shot 2.18.04.

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Foot- long tiger snow oscar.

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Nice 11-inch red.  Both these guys came in yesterday.  The guys below came in today.

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Snow oscar in a bucket.

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Looks pretty good even in a bucket.  (Oscars lie on their sides when moved.)

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Same guy as above in a tank.

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He's only been in here 20 minutes.  He'll look better as he acclimates.

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My kind of oscar -- in your face.

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He already needs a water change.   He'll look better in a week or so.

The guys below were shot 4.25.04.

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Not much color on this oscar.  He needs a change of diet.  Looks like a "normal."

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Nice foot-long snow oscar.  Good fin configuration.

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Foot-long veil-tail oscar -- sort of a "bi-color."

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Salmon-colored red oscar about 10-inches long.  A few minor "nicks."  Nice color.

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Another 10-inch oscar in messy water.  Ragged fins.

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Here's an albino suffering from filthy water 8.01.04.  He died two weeks later.

The following pics were shot 8.29.04.

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Two-toned, veil-tail, eight-inch albino oscar.  One of my new favorites.

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Just put this 10-incher in this tank five minutes ago.  Typical oscar behavior.

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One day and one feeder goldfish later, he looks much better.

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Snow oscar.  Very visible lateral lines.  Nine inches long and still growing.  Great fins.

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This facial close-up shows the callous on his bottom lip.

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Six-inch tiger.  Non-cooperative.  Will not pose.

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Nice 10-inch, scratched red oscar.  Good fins.

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Four-inch normal that lost to two dempseys.

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Nine-inch normal.

More oscars photographed on 9.2.04.

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10 incher on his second day.  He's trying to hide behind the filter.

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His twin came in yesterday also.  Note the sad tail.

More info and pictures for oscar fanatics:

Oscars 1
Oscars 2
Oscars 3
Oscars 4
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More Oscar
More Oscar II
More Oscars III
More Oscars 2007
More Oscars 2007.5
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Oscar Spawn

Did we mention that we like oscars?  LA

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