The Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)is species of fish from the Cichlid family. This fish is native to South America were it is commonly sold as a food source, but has been introduced around the world from people not realizing how big they get as an aquarium fish and dumping them into their local waters. Oscars are also introduced as a popular game fish along side Peacock Bass and Pacu in places with a tropical climate such as Florida, Singapore, and even Oahu, (Hawaii). Oscars can be voracious predators , and will smack almost any baitfish looking fly that come across their mouth when active!
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