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The shades of oscar


I’ll be moving up as we know and this is the Oscar hey guys today we’re out here in the Everglades we’re actually on our way to a spot where I know where we can find some exotic fish however on the way we’ve spotted this tiny little turtle trying to cross the road it was gonna get hit by cars luckily we were able to save it now we’ve brought it here to up and out and we’re gonna go release it this turtle is commonly known as a slider I believe it’s a yellow-bellied slider you notice it’s a yellow-bellied and they’re called sliders because you’re gonna see them on like logs or rocks in the water and when they see danger they slide off the rocks into the water that’s why they’re called sliders now this is a very small one it’s a little juvenile they grow to about this big I would say so this one is still pretty small see he has some like spots on the side of a shelf as he’s like scoops his ridges it would appear that you’re shedding a shell whatever I love the skin of these Turtles sent to do that okay this turtle is a native species however there’s a very similar turtle called the red eared slider that is not native they’re actually causing a huge environmental problem here in the Everglades but this turtle is a yellow-bellied slider so it’s okay to let him go but just as we were about to release the turtle this happened check this guy out so without further ado Brianne in the wild we then reached our destination a dock on a roadside canal in the Everglades the surface was full of fish however there was one in particular that I was looking for and then a flash of orange caught my eye so today we’re here back in the Everglades on the search for more exotic species of fish and our latest catch is the Oscar look at this guy this fish is another Amazonian fish that was brought here through the Petri and now they’re everywhere in this it’s canals lakes here in the Everglades however these fish are by no means shy they’re actually quite aggressive one common characteristic of the Oscar is the eye that has right here just like the peacock bass it has this this eye on the fin that confuses predators as to where the head is or tails they’ve also got the sharp dorsal ridges the most common color of Oscar is black like this one sometimes they will have red I mean this one you can see has a little bit of red but some of them will have their sides just like a complete fiery red they’re known as red Oscars others will have stripes which are known as Tiger Oscars and there’s some that are even white however despite all these different colors they’re all the same species there’s just one species of Oscar they’re just called different names based on their pattern I’ve checked and we’re not allowed to kill any fish here you so we’re gonna have to let them go one which I chose til next time

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Comments
  • Nice! I’m getting ready to post an Everglades Wildlife Video. I’m just finishing up editing. Second weekend in a row we are posting similar videos.

  • Awesome video! I am glad you saved the turtle! He was amazing! Yellow Bellied Sliders are awesome! Back in New England the snakes are coming out! I just made a video on one yesterday! The fish videos are amazing! Keep up the great work!

  • Great channel, my kind of stuff thanks for bring my attention to it..) i look forwards to catching up with the content mate…)

  • Interesting catch, there really are so many invasive species down there. I have always liked oscars because of their abundance in the pet trade, but like any invasive it’s a shame that they are such prolific breeders and are causing so much damage. Great work bringing more of these issues to light, I look forward to more. And Emilio, I think I speak for a lot of us when I say: we would love to see some longer episodes! You have a very engaging style and I always learn a lot, and I would love to see some episodes where you really go in depth about your catch. I can’t wait to see more great videos!
    – Harrison and Evan

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