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I have given a home to 2 Oscars that were being moved on due to a change of circumstances.
I already had two ( a tiger and a lutino).

One of the orphan Oscars is supposed to be 100% wild. It was originally purchased from a local importer.

What do you think? I will get more photos asap.

My tank will be maxed out in a few months when they grow (if not already but all readings are spot on - WCs every 3 days)
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Who really knows? I suppose you have to take their word for it. However when it reaches adulthood and is displaying its adult colours then it will be easier to identify whether it is a true wildly, or indeed it's just a tiger Oscar. To be honest, I haven't got a lot of experience with wild caught Oscars, I've seen them but to identify them 100% is not really that easy.

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I understand. Ive only had 2 tiger oscars, one with more pattern than the other but the base colour on both appeared black compared to the new guy.
He is consistently more green/grey.

The photo isnt the best as they all look small in comparison with the marimo ball. It is an xlarge ball and the angle of the photo makes them look smaller than they are. The two new guys are 5-6months old and mine a few months older again. The tiger is the biggest.

The wild oscar is trying to mingle with the original oscars and seems to have been accepted, whereas the gold hasnt and will only 'socialise' with the wild oscar.
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It looks like a tiger oscar. Unfortunately, tiger oscar and wild oscar are look a like since the former is the oldest and the first breed of oscar. Other than that, nice looking oscar!
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I will try and put a photo on that isnt the size of a stamp! Can anyone make them bigger?

From the information ive had already and researched i believe it is a wild oscar.
The fish just seems different to the others - only slightly but there is a difference there.

I'm trying to get hold of the importer for answers.
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