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Old 03-24-2009, 01:38 AM
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I just knew that I had caught my first "Peach Devil".
But John was quick to point to the tail and inform me I had captured an Oscar.
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Have any of you guys ever seen an Oscar this color before?


This is what we were after....Red Devils. Look at the hump on his head. They get aggressive during spawning season.
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Species Profiles -- Cichlid-Forum

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Here are links to pics of an orange oscar and a midas (red devil). Your fish throws me a little. The pointed fins are more typical of the devil...an oscar usually has more rounded fins. Maybe your fish is a hybrid.
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After looking at your pictures more closely...is it the same fish in all 3 pictures? I think the top 2 are an oscar and the bottom one is a red devil.
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Man i wish they had those in NC. They look fun. I bet sight fishing is EASY!
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Those fish are beautiful, what part of the country are you catching them?

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Larry i think those type of fish are in Hawaii, not sure about our other states though.
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Default Re: Peach Color Oscar?

I've caught oscars on spinning tackle while fishing for bluegill in Lake Okeechobee in south Florida, but I think that is as far north as you can find them.

They are definitely ferocious fighters on light tackle, and I can only imagine that they would be a blast on a fly rod. If I ever get back down to south Florida I'm going to have to target some of those exotic species with a fly.
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kinda looks like a albino oscar to me. I have a regular oscar in a fish tank.
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Maybe it's a female? Do they all have the bump on their noggin?
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:49 AM
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I'm almost 100% sure that it is an oscar, or at least a very close relative to it that I've personally never heard of.

Like George said, it does look like an albino, although it does have more orange than the albinos I've seen. And isn't finding an albino anything surviving in the wild extremely rare? I've seen an albino channel cat, but everything else I've seen has been in captivity.
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