05-05-2009, 07:14 AM
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Just the other day, I was at fish store and a couple came in with three oscars in a very large cooler. they wanted to give them to the lady who runs the fish store for they had become too large for their tank. The smallest of the three oscars was nearly twelve inches,the other two ,,close to sixteen inches. The fish store couldn't house the oscars and recommended that they take them to Petco (large chainstore) Poor oscars.
Make no mistake,, Oscars will eat anything that will fit in their mouths.
Your fish will all do well in hard to medium hard water, with the exception of the Angelfish and neons who prefer softer more acidic water for their long term health. I have fed frozen, chopped, Krill and squid to large cichlids as well as a good pellet food that as mentioned,, contains the necessary nutrition and vitamins. Catfish and sharks would benefit from these as well in my opinion.