What veggies?

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Hey guys, I was just wondering what the best veggies are for my oscar and how frequently they should be given. I've seen de-shelled peas and even cuties (not a veggie, but an organic food source, nonetheless). Thanks for the help!
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mwhite638 replied the topic: What veggies?

I'm kind of wondering the same thing as far as frequency of feeding veggies.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: What veggies?

If he will eat the peas, that is great. Some of my fish wont touch any veg, but do like a spirulina based pellet. I use HBH super soft as 25-30% of most of my cichlids diet. You can also buy spirulina powder at most health food stores, sprinkle on some pre-soaked pellets or mix with some freeze dried foods, like krill. You can also add it to a chopped shrimp or tilapia concoction. And while you're at it marinate in Boyd's VitaChem or liquid vitamin C. I recently tried green peppers, which I believe would be very good for Oscars, but I got a "no dice" response from 5 different spoiled brats.


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Goranothos replied the topic: What veggies?

My O will eat the zucchini slices I put in there at night for my pleco, if I don't wait until he goes to sleep first.

I think my O would probably try to eat anything that falls in the water, however. He once tried to eat a suction cup. :blink:

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: What veggies?

I give my Red Oscar Darth Maul peas, yellow squash, small pieces of apple.....I have yet to find something he won't eat.

Just a note......veggies act as a mild laxative......so your Oscar will defecate more often than normal :sick: ...ensure you keep up w/ gravel vacuumings & WC's, you may have to step up your regimen & add another WC if veggies are a large part of the diet ( which they should be).

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Rocksor replied the topic: What veggies?

Don't feed corn. There's no nutritional value in it for Oscars.
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Gaarakilla19 replied the topic: What veggies?

also rockstar can oscars digest corn? cause i know we cant its all in our poop would that even allow him to poop?
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Goranothos replied the topic: What veggies?

Garra, humans digest corn just fine. What you see left in your poo is just the husks (fiber). :sick: But the fiber is good for your GI tract.

Corn is nutritious for humans, as long as we remember that it is a grain, and has a lot of starch, so don't eat too much of it, unless you burn a lot of calories every day, which most of us desk jockey sedentary people do not.

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SteaknJake replied the topic: Re:What veggies?

Awesome, I'll keep the extra WC's in mind. Thanks for the advice all!
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