Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidelines

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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

I found it. He said he shot some labels for Xtreme so the sent him several cases of food
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

Jason, the list looks great, easy to use.
One last thing to add - Check the expiration date on your fish food.

I agree with you that easy to use is a primary concern.
I also think it's important to read the ingredients list, very much so, but that swamping this with a list is a bit overkill.

If you guys ever find this food where you are, take a look at Omega one Shrimp pellets. Ethoxyquin and artificial colours, yes, but otherwise a really great ingredients list - whole shrimp, whole salmon as the first two ingredients.

Then again, apparently almost all fish meals imported into the US has ethoxyquin in it, it's prescribed by law (it and two other options), at amounts far too great for human consumption. So unless it's a local fish meal, chances are it has ethoxyquin regardless.

I'm fed up with the foods I can find for my malawi fish, honestly. No good vegetarian alternatives here.

In all seriousness, for me personally, I think the best you can do is mix it up. Spread the badness.
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

I read the link rocksor posted, ocean nutrition and omega one cichlid flakes had all "green" ingredients, I always thought low of those brands and associated them with Tetra. xtremeaquatic also scored all green.

im on my way to the LFS to pick up some food for my oscar. Should i stick to the always reccomended Hikari, or go for one oh the brands mentioned above?

btw is xtremeaquatics even sold in stores ive never seen it?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

amazon.com has xtremeaquatics.

I would just finish off what you have before buying something new. There is nothing bad with Hikari
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

Nina_W wrote: Then again, apparently almost all fish meals imported into the US has ethoxyquin in it, it's prescribed by law (it and two other options), at amounts far too great for human consumption. So unless it's a local fish meal, chances are it has ethoxyquin regardless.


If you read over our source, ethoxyquin is not mandated, just the preservative for fish meal imported to the US. I don't know why manufacturers insist on using ethoxyquin, unless it's the cheapest alternative to them.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

Old tropical fishkeeping magazine guidelines on feeding oscars. 2007

www.tfhmagazine.com/details/articles/feeding-oscars-in-the-home-aquarium.htm
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

Ill post here to

I hate to bring this up again lol but I was reading one of the links you gave us and I cant remember which thread it was on but o well it is the

www.sisal.unam.mx/labeco/LAB_ECOLOGIA/Ecologia_de_Poblaciones_y_Comunidades_files/Arrington-etal_2002_Ecology-1.pdf

one and I finally really read through it...

and it said the most fish do NOT have an empty stomach... that ones that might were large piscivores that eat BIG meals at a sitting.. and even they can be found with detris matter in their stomachs.. and also parents of broods tend to have empty stomaches ...


so fish do need food we just don't tend to give good food... we need less protein and more fiber !

we have to feed out fish

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

You still have to remember the quality of food for those fish. Pellets we feed are way better oscars in terms of nutrients.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

idk if they are I should have only posted in one im dumb for that blah...


but I think we need more fiber to ... I have read and watched so much lately about fiber being in so many fish stomachs like over 50% in may cases even for some piscivores

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Oscar Diet & Feeding Guidlines

I'm not surprised that piscivores like jags can get super bloated and have no effect on their health. When they eat, they eat well.
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