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Big enough for Crickets?
Old 02-02-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
 
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Question Big enough for Crickets?

Hey guys just wanted your opinion if my Oscars are big enough for crickets yet there about 3 1/2 inches in length, and if so how big can the cricket be?
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
 
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They will be probably be ok now if you feed it live crickets as a treat only and not a staple diet.

They naturally in the wild would hunt them so I do not see why they cannot have them now.

With regards to size, smaller probably until it matures a bit more.

Be Careful feeding them live crickets though - heard a ton of stories of people having one escape and it being extremely hard and annoying to catch in the house once released.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
 
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thanks taz, i was going to put them a a container and use them as an occasional treat, how many should i feed them ?
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
 
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Probably one per fish if you have more than one oscar.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
 
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ok thank you!
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #6
 
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Success one of them ate two small crickets
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
 
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Excellent news...dont feed them too many though...more of a treat for them.

Once a week or at least every 3 days perhaps.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
 
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thats what im planning on:)
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #9
 
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just thought i would jump in on the subject of escaping crickets.
beware if they get out,they will live very happily in your house,and the chirping
depending on your nerves can be horrid.
i feed crickets to the tree frogs and toads,which thankfully are in a exoterra cage,so they don't get out,
but i have had escaped ones occasionally,and they are very hard to cash,unless like me
you find it in your bed
it may be a good idea for you to squash their heads so they don't swim off and climb up a wire
and get out.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
 
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well i got 20 of them and 4 died bust the rest were happily consumed by my Oscar:) as for escaping i kept them in a whipped cream container with holes in the lid
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