Wild caught Marajo Oscar

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Hi everybody. Thought I'd finally post a couple pictures of my oscar that I've had for 2 months now. Been holding off on pictures because I cant seem to shoot a good vid or take a decent pic for the life of me lately lol. Might have a lot to do with having a dark colored oscar, black substrate and very dim lighting. Thought I'd share him regardless. He's a bit over 6 inches in these pics so he's growing fast considering he was 3 inches when he arrived.


I originally ordered 3 to keep them for a bit and decide which one I wanted to keep. This guy was super interactive after the 1st day, ate like a pig and was crazy aggressive to his tank mates so I didn't keep the other 2 for very long and sold them. These pictures don't do him justice. He's a pretty handsome fish in person imo. Changes color a lot; those stripes can become pretty vivid. Hard to tell in the pictures but he's just now starting to get red around his eyespots and I think also a few flecks on his gill plates. One of his dorsal spines is a bit dislocated but still functions fine. I think he had a close call as a baby.
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that is one good looking oscar... Marajo huh... first time to see such kind of oscar...

i've got new oscar too and don't know what kind it is... totally different from what i've got before

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Yeah when you posted those 2 recent oscars of yours I thought they might have been wild.
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wow very nice

Haku, I knew your were good.
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:ohmy: :woohoo: :ohmy: :woohoo: wow.... want it!!!!!!!!
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Thought I'd post post an update of my oscar. He's growing fast!




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What and interesting looking Oscar!! Love the colors on him. Looks like he is pretty happy!
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Here's another update. I can never get him to sit still for an accurate measurement but he's already over 8 inches. This guy might be turning into a bruiser.



His misaligned dorsal spike had me worried for a while since it wore away the tissue beside it to allow the spike to lay flat like the rest but now seems to be healing back up and almost seems to be straightening out on its own :)

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cebosound replied the topic: Wild caught Marajo Oscar

interesting looking oscar. very cool that its wild cought.

thanks for sharing.

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