Red Oscar vs Copper Oscar, same fish?

StanV

Hello everyone As some of y’all know, I have the 125 gallon with a Jack Dempsey, Delhezi bichir and Albino Ruby Oscar, and I had a red Devil. Well the red Devil somehow jumped and banged himself on the glass lid and died. So instead of replacing him with another Devil since they are extremely aggressive I got another Oscar. I went to my LFS and bought a “Red Oscar”. But I’ve came across online with a Copper Oscar and they seem to be the same but at the same time they dont. So now I’m trying to figure out if they’re 2 different fish and if I was sold a red Oscar or copper Oscar. Either way I like the little guy, especially because he has a little orange streak on top of both of his eyes and it makes him look very upset! I named him Hades as my albino Ruby is named Zeus. So any opinions on the Red vs Copper ?
 

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BigManAquatics

Don't know enough on oscar colors to hazard a guess, other than i like the way both of yours look.
 

StanV

Don't know enough on oscar colors to hazard a guess, other than i like the way both of yours look.
Thank you!
 

Lebeeze

That's exactly how my red oscar looked when I bought him as a baby. This is him now at 10".
 

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StanV

That's exactly how my red oscar looked when I bought him as a baby. This is him now at 10".
Beautiful guy!!!
 

Lebeeze

Thank you!! Don't mind the dirty glass I need to clean that lol
 

chromedome52

There is a gold form similar to the full red Oscar, perhaps someone got some young with the yellow and red combined in one fish. Seems like it would be just an orange version, but hey, the name Copper probably sells better.
 

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