This is an extremely variable species that, along with other members of the family, is becoming increasingly popular. Stingrays are most definitely not suitable for new aquarists and should in any case be treated with caution because of the dangers posed by the sting. Seek specialist advice and consult specialist literature before purchase.
First imported into the European hobby in the late 1920s, the Oscar is still going as strongly as ever. Indeed, with modern-day technology making it ever easier to keep large fish in aquaria, this species—which is available in numerous color forms and even in a long-finned variety—could be on its way to becoming even more popular.