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Old 01-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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greedy oscar

today is treat day and this guy grabbed a cricket and two feeders all at one time. heres a pic with the two tails of the misfortunate feeders

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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nice lookin oscar, they definitely are greedy
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i feel your pain :L:L


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I love feeding my Oscar live food. It's exciting to see the fish in hunt mode. And my 3 month old Oscar took 2 at once. Epic!
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I suggest cutting back to a single feeder at a time (or getting much smaller feeders) if the fish is eating like that, it can easily choke on one and die, I've lost a few like that.
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These pics make me miss my oscars.
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i didnt think a fish could choke like that. my oscar is the only one eating the feeders. i used to get 3 or 4 and some crickets. but i believe that the convict ate a feeder fish so i incresed the amount. i just saw the oscar trying to swallow one and snatch another while the previous fish is only half way in his mouth. the two feeders could have held a conversation in his mouth.
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I actually lost an adult grass pickerel about 2 months ago after he eat a platy and it got stuck in his throat sideways.

As long as the fish is still breathing he should be o.k., I've seen a few fish that would have a tail sticking out of their mouth, but ideally if you are going to use feeders, pick some that are small enough to be swallowed immediately.
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