oscars food i really need to know

Submitted by ryan on 02/18/2003. ( )

What do baby red tiger oscars eat.

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This response submitted by The Rookie on 02/19/2003. ( NaturesTrophies@aol.com )

I believe they eat minnows or pellets. There are different advantages/disadvantages to both. You should get a hold of your local pet store and get the options. Hope this helps-Jeff

Baby oscars

This response submitted by Glen Conley on 02/19/2003. ( g.conley@verizon.net )

can be anything from fry that have just became free swimming to 4 or 5 inches long.

The original captive mutations of the red and red tiger oscars occurred in Japan in the 1960's. That now puts them at over 3 decades of captive rearing. The standard commercial means is to start free swimming fry on newly hatched brine shrimp, with a gradual addition of commercial flake foods, more generous breeders will also have added frozen adult brine to the diet. Continuing them on a flake food diet is fine, but if you are trying to grow them up large enough for taxidermy purposes......I would not recommend the minnows, or for that matter gold fish or other "feeders" due to the probability of introducing bacterial, protozoan, fungal and internal parasite infestations. "Cleaner" foods would be the addition of earthworms and raw beef heart to the diet.


This response submitted by Jim Tucker on 02/19/2003. ( )

I had Oscars and other large tropicals for years. Oscars will eat anything and everything under the sun. They will pack their guts so full that they can't swallow anything else, and still eat MORE! I usually fed them chunks of fish from the supermarket. About once a month I would get them a couple dozen feeder goldfish. They also like green beans.....salt free. it is also a good idea to make sure and feed them salt water fish. The parasites are not harmful for the fresh water Oscars. Oscars are the EASIEST fish to keep. They are VERY hardy. One of the few fish with personality. You can actually get them to eat out of your hand AND they like to be touched....petted if you will. they are very cool.

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This response submitted by Aaron on 02/19/2003. ( )

As a baby oscar they can eat flakes, small pellets, frozen foods, baby guppies. Do not feed them a diet of just gold fish their bound to get hole in head sooner or later which is very hard to treat. I reccomend just get them used to pellets.

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This response submitted by Tyler Hutchinson on 06/10/2003. ( eagle_guppy1989@yahoo.com )

I have a baby oscar myself and they like to eat guppies, and neon tetras, however I must warn you that they may get a diease from this form of feeding and that it is a 75 percent chance they won't get a diease and if your still worried about that type of feeding just feed him/her HBH 4 flake Frenzy Chiclid flakes, it works for me and there is'nt that much of a problem!

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