Astronotus sp. „Bahia Red“

27. August 2009

Sadly it was not possible to research if this Astronotus really was collected in the Brazil state of Bahia. Currently no scientific reports of the occurence of the genus in Bahia are known. So we have to leave the question open, if this population was brought to Bahia as a food fish or if they do not occur there at all.
Despite all this the new „Bahia Red“ is a beautiful wild variety of oscar which developes a lot of red coloration in the lower part of the body. Keeping oscars is pretty easy given the fact that they need a really spacy tank for they easily reach a length of 30 cm and even more. As long as tankmates are not too small (then they end up as oscar food) they are not in danger, for this species of Astronotus is really peaceful even when taking broodcare.

Text & photo: Thomas Weidner

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / Bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 5-7