Above: In this picture a young Albino Veiltail Oscar is swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
These Oscars have an orange/red print on their body, giving them the unique name "Tiger".
This specific type of Oscar has a veiltail, that flows behind it's body, stroking it's way elegantly through the water.
A very gorgeous Oscar.
Comments: These are fabulous fish that develop very bright orange/red areas in it's pattern.
Origin: Oscars are members of a very large family of fish, which are called Cichlids. The ancestors of Oscars lived across wide region in the Amazon Basin in South America.
But now there are Oscars living in natural environments in China, Australia, and Florida, and many Oscars living in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, males can grow to be more than 14" long, including their tails, which is not a good size for almost all aquariums.
Females are about the same size as males but get plumper, as they fill with thousands of eggs.
Oscars can grow to be even bigger, and DrTom once saw two Oscars that were over 18" long, living in an 800-gallon aquarium that seemed too small them.
Aquarium Size: Oscars will grow fast and soon need to live in an aquarium with at least 80-gallons of water and eventually in an aquarium with hundreds of gallons of water.
Decor: Oscars do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
Click here for more about aquarium gravel.
Gender: It's difficult to tell males from females, but females become plumper.
When Oscars breed you can see their breeding tubes, and the female's tube is much larger than the male's. But until they breed, it's difficult to tell their genders.
Breeding: At about 16 to 20-months of age Oscars will often begin to form pairs, picking a territory in the aquarium, and evicting the other fish from that territory.
They'll soon begin cleaning an area like the surface of a big flat rock and then lay eggs, guard the eggs for few day until they hatch, and then guard their babies.
Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.