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Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by DUCKLE-BUM, Apr 7, 2004.


    DUCKLE-BUM New Member

    Hello y'all!

    I have a young oscar (3in) and he (we'll call it a 'he') is becoming increasingly unamused with his diet. At present his diet consists of pellets and a little bloodworm, but to be homest he doesn't really seem impressed by either food. Can anybody suggest some interesting additions to his staple diet?
    I know that Oscars are 'food-monsters' and will pretty much eat anything, but I would like to hear from anyone who has kept oscars and can tell me what their 'Food-monster' enjoyed.

    Regards from the top-shelf
    Duckle-bum :D
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    First of all, do not feed him feeder fish. They provide very little nutritional value, can make him more aggressive, make the tank dirty, and can cause an intestinal blokage.

    Some good treats are earthworms, crickets, meal worms, shrimp and pretty much any other insect. Just avoid any that are poisonous (ie spiders) or could have come in contact with pesticides.

  3. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    mine likes earthworms, crickets, flys any bug really just make sure they aren't posionuos he all so like chuck or meat and fish as a treat only tho
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Nope, don't feed fish meat (ie beef, chicken, & pork). It contains a lot of fat and fish don't have a high enough body temp to digest it properly. The only exception is beefheart since it contains very little fat.

  5. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i was talking about fish meat like chuck of raw tuna
    is that ok
  6. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Okay. Yes fish meat (w/o scales) is okay for a treat. I occasionally give my oscars a little tuna (packaged in spring water, not oil) and they love it, but it is a bit messy.

  7. willieb18

    willieb18 New Member

    will my pacu eat tuna as a treat
  8. chris5302

    chris5302 New Member

    just keep feeding it and he'll eat it wons he is hungry
  9. chris5302

    chris5302 New Member

    the pellets i mean
  10. wizard

    wizard New Member

    My oscar is also 3" long. I have tryed different things to feed it. I found it likes frozen brine shrimp the best. it comes in cubes just the right size for it. it also likes the tetracolor tropical flakes. it is good nutrition for the fish and enhances the color of the fish. I alternate when feeding.

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