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Oscarfish789 02-02-2012 06:20 PM

Oscar diets
Hey guys,

I've been feeding my oscar fish pellets, plankton,and now crickets is there anything else i should have in their diets?

fish monger 02-02-2012 06:52 PM

I had two Oscars that lived on a diet of those little salad shrimps and baby scallops for ten years.

Tazman 02-02-2012 07:02 PM

Blended beef heart, earthworms(from a fish store, not dug up out your garden), shrimps as well as cichlid pellets, peas and lettuce are all good alternatives to keep your Oscar on a balanced diet. An Oscar needs a variety of foods with high protein in order to stay healthy.

lorax84 02-02-2012 07:18 PM

I have also heard you can feed them finely chopped market prawn, although I never fed my Oscar prawn when I had them.

fish monger 02-02-2012 08:36 PM

I should have explained that the shrimps and baby scallops were the cheapest frozen store brand. The Oscars were always on them like a duck on a June bug though.

rrcoolj 02-02-2012 08:39 PM

It is not a good idea too feed beef heart. Mammal meat should not be fed too any fish because it is much harder for a fish to digest it and can lead to "obese" fish. Find a good quality pellet like NLS(NEW LIFE SPECTRUM), omega one, or hikari cichlid gold. I highly reccomend NLS. This will provide almost all the essentials your oscar will need. You can supplement with almost anything but krill, mysis shrimp, and market prawns are probably your better options. And make sure too keep the water clean.

Oscarfish789 02-03-2012 09:51 AM

thanks for all the info guys i did forget to say that i had given them Beef heart.

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