Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

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AZ Steve replied the topic: Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

Sounds like your O definitely has an attitude B) He will get hungry enough eventually to eat anything you put in there. When I start mixing types of pellets for Sarge(between omega-1 hikari gold and hikiri staple) he would get mad if it wasn't the one he wanted and chew them up and spit them out and make a big mess lol. But after a few days he happily gobbled up whatever I dropped in. Your O will come around soon.
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acdcking12 replied the topic: Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

That fish of mine got me laughing last night. I was cleaning his tank again and he started slamming into the cleaning tube. This fish is crazy.

I thought I would take a few pics of the beast fish.

Here he is with the full tank:




Here is a close up.




And here is a pic of the one pellet that is continuing to be ignored:

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

Try this:

Raise temp to 84F....this will speed up metabolism.....do daily WC's....as stated, feed him nothing.....give it a week or 2.....he should eat.

Try Omega One cichlid pellets, my Jag refused all pellets, but went right @ these. All my cichlids eat Omega one w/ gusto.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

Big fan of Omega1, all my cichlids like them EXCEPT my 12in male Jag. Go figure.


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I raised the temps to 83 degrees. I have tried food sticks, and other brands of pellets. With the sticks, they would go in his mouth and come out a mushy mess. In other words, he spit them out.

Still has no interest in pellets. In 2 days it will be two weeks. I have continued lots of water changes.

Anything else I can try?
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acdcking12 replied the topic: Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

Another update.

Last night, I put one pellet in the tank and he ate it eventually. I put a second one in, and he ignored it. So after 2 weeks, he finally ate one little pellet. Progress?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

Progress indeed. 1 is better than the 0 you had! Now you got the upper hand.... barely.


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mandy14 replied the topic: Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

Nice post, thanks for sharing....

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mandy14 replied the topic: Major problem with my Oscar eating pellets

great post....

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