Cichlids

Do Oscar Fish Sleep? Can They See At Night?

Do Oscar Fish Sleep? Can They See At Night?

Yes, oscar fish sleep. They retire to their favorite corners at the bottom of the fish tank and call it a night. Like us, they have sleep cycles. And their body also produces hormones that regulate their sleeping pattern and calibrate their internal clocks. 

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One-stop Guide On Oscar Fish Eggs!

One-stop Guide On Oscar Fish Eggs!

When freshly laid, oscar fish eggs are white in color. They are slightly bigger than a salt flake – about a millimeter in diameter. But the following day or so, they start to look like a mini chocolate ball. Since the matriarch lays hundreds of eggs, it looks like someone just scattered some salt on the rock. 

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Do Oscars Have Teeth? Related To Piranhas?

Do Oscars Have Teeth? Related To Piranhas?

Yes, oscars have teeth. In fact, they have 2 sets of teeth – one in their jaws and another in their throat. The teeth in the jaws are small and used primarily for grasping. Whereas the pharyngeal teeth in the throat are used to manipulate and process the prey. 

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Can Oscars Live In Cold Water? How Long?

Can Oscars Live In Cold Water? How Long?

No, oscars cannot live in cold water. They are tropical fish from the Amazonian river basin where the water’s warmer. Therefore, oscars are not accustomed to cold water. If exposed, their bodies will react negatively quickly, and it can even prove fatal. 

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Convict Cichlid Male Or Female? With Pictures!

Convict Cichlid Male Or Female? With Pictures!

At first sight, male and female convicts look pretty identical. But there are slight differences. For example, males are normally a bit bigger than their female counterparts. They also have longer and pointier fins. However, the biggest giveaway is the orange tint in the female’s abdominal region. 

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