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stevef10 02-19-2009 01:45 PM

Feeding advice for tiger oscars
 
I have two young tiger oscars about 2 1/2 to 3 inches long. I've been feeding them cichlid flakes and pellets but want to vary their diet a little more. Are meal worms a good option for these guys? Is says on the can that they're an excellent choice for cichlids but I want to make sure it's the right thing to feed them. If not, what else should I feed them while they're young to keep them healthy and as they get older what should they be fed?
Thanks in advance!!

aunt kymmie 02-19-2009 02:04 PM

I love using fresh frozen foods and my fish love it too. Brine shrimp, blood worms, beefheart, etc. I don't feed these exclusively. The bulk of their diet is good quality pellet foods. Variety in diet is key for long term health, IMO. You probably already know this but feeder fish can be infected with illness so I'd steer clear of these unless it's fish you are breeding yourself for this purpose.

stevef10 02-19-2009 02:19 PM

Yeah, I've heard only bad things about feeders so I'm not planning on using them. They seem too risky and I don't want my guys getting diseases from them. Thanks for your advice!

aunt kymmie 02-19-2009 02:30 PM

You are more than welcome. Any chance you have some pics you can post of your oscars? I'd love to see them :-D

stevef10 02-19-2009 03:13 PM

http://img3.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1020266sm3.jpg

stevef10 02-19-2009 03:15 PM

I couldn''t figure out how to get the picture to post so here's a link: ImageShack - Image Hosting :: p1020266sm3.jpg

willow 02-19-2009 03:48 PM

hi
wow they're lovley.

aunt kymmie 02-19-2009 03:54 PM

Is that your tank, for real? It looks pretty darn nice!
More pics, post more pics :-)

aspects 02-19-2009 03:59 PM

oscars are garbage disposals. they will eat just about anything you put in their tank.

stevef10 02-19-2009 04:18 PM

Here's a pic of our whole tank. ImageShack - Image Hosting :: p1020280zx0.jpg You can see the two oscars by the rock on the left, an electric blue jack dempsey in the middle, a bala above the dempsey and a bala on the right and our pleco on the ground beneath the log. there's another electric blue jack dempsey hiding somewhere too!!


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