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Old 03-09-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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Best food for oscars?

Can anyone recommend a good food for tiger oscars?
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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Goldfish, Rosie's, guppies. Anything and everything.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:30 PM   #3
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Live feeders aren't the best option good as a treat but really have no protein and may carry parasites I'd feed frozen blood worms some cichlid pellets and feeders rarely
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Yes I agree with the above. Feeder goldfish are mass produced and carry lots of parasites. It's best to stick with frozen foods such a bloodworms and a good name brand pellet
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No just parasites but they can cause thiamine deficiency. Get a quality cichlid pellet such as tetra, or hikari cichlid gold. Feed frozen or freeze dried food as a treat. NO FEEDERS!
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NLS thera A+ with garlic sinking pellets
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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Best food for oscars?

As said no FEEDERS. Use a good pellet as the staple. Omega one and NLS are the best with hikari cichlid gold coming in a close 2nd. Feed also veggies for a portion of the diet. Around 25%. Give a treat once a week such as frozen blood worms, shrimp, worms, cricket, and my oscars fav.. grasshoppers. Also get some Boyds vitachem liquid vitamins, and soak some freeze dried krill once a week with it by putting some drops on the krill and leaving it for a bit. This is a part of the diet that is essential for good bone development among other things. Vitamin C being the most important for good oscar health. Hopefully you have this oscar in a big enough and not overstocked tank or your just headed for disaster. Lots of large frequent water changes are a must to keep nitrates below 20ppm. I have one oscar in a 125 gallon with silver dollars and need to do 2-3 60-75% water changes a week. Most people don't realize just how important and how much clean water is needed for good health. If your oscar is older than a year, only feed it every 2 days. Over feeding is bad for their health and will shorten their life due to fatty liver disease.
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