The Albino Tiger Oscar, also known by its scientific name, (Astronotus ocellatus), is an albino variety of the popular Tiger Oscar of the family Cichlidae. They are naturally found in South America along the Amazon River Basin and its surroundings with waters of the temperature of 26-28°C.
These species have been reported to grow at an exponential rate. Growing up to one inch per month until they reach an approximate length of 18 inches in the wild and 12 inches in an aquarium. They are also slightly heavy than other freshwater fish weighing up to 1.6kg in adulthood. Because they grow fairly large, they will not thrive in a small tank.
Albino Tiger Oscars are semi-aggressive and they can become angry and aggressive when kept in the same aquarium as other fish. They do well kept in pairs of four to five where they end up forming a nuclear family. In that setting, they can live up to 12 years depending on the care given.
The Albino Tiger Oscar is a predatory carnivore with a large appetite and will eat a variety of meaty foods including;
Oscars are not usually fussy about the foods they are given. It is therefore important to feed them mixed diets of commercial boosting foods and live or frozen foods to ensure a healthy and well-balanced diet.
Albino Tiger Oscars are highly territorial and will not get along with other fish. Before pairing them with other fish, it is important to consider a few factors; The fish should not be small enough to fit into the Oscars’ mouth because it could end up eating it, the fish should also not be overly timid – they must be able to compete for food in the tank.
Having considered those factors, some of the best species to pair the Albino Tiger Oscar with are; Catfish, Silver Dollar Fish, Fire Mouth Cichlids, Convict Cichlids, and Blue Acara.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Albino Tiger Oscars and Tiger Oscars breed?
Different types of Oscars can be interbred to produce ones with unusual colors. Red Tigers, Albinos, whites, and yellows can be bred with one another. It is however slightly harder to breed Oscars than any other freshwater fish since it’s difficult to pair two Oscars that like each other enough to spawn with each other.
Why do Albino Tiger Oscars turn black?
Color change in Albino Tiger Oscars can be prompted by a variety of factors some of which are poor nutrition, high-stress levels as well as agitation by tank mates. Ammonia poisoning or any other chemical irritants in the water can cause the tip of the Albino to be edged in black without dis-integration. This can be treated by a 50% water change and adding a little salt to the aquarium
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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