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I saw a pic of your tank on another forum. Lights are way too bright. Leave them off permanent. Oscars are light sensitive, prefer dim at best.


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ok I can do that thanks for the advice!
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My tanks have little to no lighting. Natural daylight, ambient room light for evening. Total blackout overnight, but still some getting thru windows, streetlight, the moon etc. Oscars have excellent night vision, even the heater light gives enough to navigate in the dark. May be difficult given your attachment to the little dude, but try to keep out of sight. Feed, change water, but other than that leave him alone.


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ok sounds good I will just leave him be how long could he hold out for like a month ? That he will hate me for
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Not a month, he is still building his immune system. He needs nutrition. I bet in a dimmer tank and left alone he will eat the pellet. If no, try something else. I would try FD krill next. What kind of pellet are you trying?


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I'm trying to feed him hikari cichlid gold floating pellet. I have got him to eat some brine shrimp and blood worms but I don't have the money to feed him frozen stuff forever it will get to expensive
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Freeze dried goes farther than frozen. You can also get some fish from the grocery store. Cheap white meat fish like Tilapia. If he likes a chunk of that, hide some pellet crumbs in it. You should also use Boyd's Vitachem, a liquid vitamin supplement. Drop or 2 on food, a good boost to aid in bone structure and give extra vitamin. Very good for young developing cichlids


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Well the update is he has eaten 2 pellets.... So he is not really eating still which is a bummer. But the Oscar is becoming much much more active it swims around a lot but only if I'm far way from the tank anytime I get close he still sulks forever
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Thats progress Josh, as little as it may seem. What you are seeing is really not uncommon at all with new Oscars. Hang in there he will come around more as he gains confidence. When he gets more hungry he will make the connection between you and food and be your best pal!


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Yah that's what I figure haha! Just thought I would let you know!
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