This Tiger Oscar Cichlid Astronotus Ocellatus t-shirt is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
This “Tiger Oscar Cichlid” T-shirt design was created by Alexandra Viertler aka @spawnicorn for the Findurnemo Zoological Collection. Shirts in the Zoological Collection feature scientific illustrations hand drawn by Alex, the most amazing Biologist & Artist! The “Tiger Oscar Cichlid” is scientifically described as Astronotus ocellatus. In tropical South America, where the species naturally resides, A. ocellatus specimens are often found for sale as a food fish in the local markets, The fish has been introduced to other areas, including India, China, Australia, and the United States. It is considered a popular aquarium fish in homes in Europe and the U.S. The species was originally described by Louis Agassiz in 1831 as Lobotes ocellatus, as he mistakenly believed the species was marine; later work assigned the species to the genus Astronotus. The species also has a number of junior synonyms: Acara compressus, Acara hyposticta, Astronotus ocellatus zebra, and Astronotus orbiculatus
A. ocellatus examples have been reported to grow to about 45 cm (18 in) in length and 1.6 kilograms (3.5 lb) in weight. The wild-caught forms of the species are typically darkly coloured with yellow-ringed spots or ocelli on the caudal peduncle and on the dorsal fin. These ocelli have been suggested to function to limit fin-nipping by piranha (Serrasalmus spp.), which co-occur with A. ocellatus in its natural environment. The species is also able to rapidly alter its colouration, a trait which facilitates ritualized territorial and combat behaviors amongst conspecifics. Juvenile oscars have a different colouration from adults, and are striped with white and orange wavy bands and have spotted heads.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping