About Me

Welcome to Oscar The Fish Lover – The Journey of a Life Immersed in Aquatic Wonders

Short Version

Oscar Henderson - The Fish Lover

Oscar Henderson

Retired Ichthyologist

Meet Oscar Henderson, a retired ichthyologist turned aquatic maestro, whose passion for underwater ecosystems has shaped a five-decade-long journey of discovery, education, and advocacy. At 55 years young, Oscar has transformed his lifelong fascination with fish and their habitats into a beacon for fellow enthusiasts and the broader community from his home base in Springfield, Oregon.

Long Version

From the murmuring streams of his childhood to the forefront of aquarium innovation, Oscar’s life has been a testament to the beauty and complexity of aquatic life. With a storied career that took off within the halls of one of America’s most renowned aquariums, he spent thirty years educating, conserving, and celebrating the diversity of fish species across the globe.

Upon retiring, Oscar didn’t hang up his hat; instead, he dove deeper into the realms he holds dear. He now channels his expertise into bespoke aquarium design and consultation, integrating the serene beauty of fish tanks into everyday spaces. His work is not just a service but an art form, merging functionality with aesthetic splendor—a true reflection of Oscar’s ethos.

Oscar The Fish Lover is not just a home but a sanctuary where aquascaping is not merely a hobby, but a form of living art. Here, every tank tells a story, every fish is a friend, and every plant is chosen with purpose and care. Oscar has earned numerous accolades for his naturalistic aquascapes that mirror the beauty of untouched aquatic landscapes.

Education remains at the core of Oscar’s endeavors. Through local workshops and speaking engagements, he shares his knowledge on sustainable fishkeeping practices and the science of maintaining balanced aquatic ecosystems. His premium line of fish food and health products is designed with the well-being of aquatic life as the highest priority, reflecting his belief that every creature deserves care and respect.

This space, Oscar The Fish Lover, is also a digital nexus for those who share his passion. Here, you will find a trove of resources from Oscar’s articles and books, covering topics from the intricacies of freshwater tropical fish care to the advancements in marine aquaculture. As you navigate through this site, Oscar invites you to explore the depths of fishkeeping knowledge, be inspired by the art of aquascaping, and become an advocate for the aquatic life that captivates us all.

Oscar Henderson is more than a retired ichthyologist; he is a guide, a mentor, and a friend to those who find solace in the gentle flow of water and the quiet company of fish. Dive in and join him on this extraordinary journey.

Welcome to the haven – where passion for aquatic life flows as endlessly as the rivers that continue to inspire

If you have any questions, please contact me via the contact form, email (oscar@oscarfishlover.com), or via social media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.