What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

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Can someone make a list of what kind of vegetables i can feed to my oscar Oscaritus?
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OFL replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

The only vegetables I have ever given my Oscars are garden peas. I believe people have given their Oscars things like cucumber, carrots, lettuce etc. I don't think you should include too many vegetables in their diet, you are much better off with a good quality pellets that have all the nutrients they need. Some vegetables can aid with digestion, i.e. Garden peas.

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OscaritusTheOscar replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

Im not planning to put in into his diet, but just as a little snack.
Can i give him a little piece of:

Apple
Melon
Water Melon
Banana
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face mcshooty replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

(vegetables) carrot peas cucumber.(fruits) banana orange strawberry cantaloupe apple pear watermelon peach
these are all thing that i feed to my oscar

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Suprd71 replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

If Oscar wont eat veg, try a veg wafer, spirulina based pellet, or spirulina powder sprinkled on damp food like chopped shrimp or tilapia. Vitamin supplement also very beneficial. Boyd's Vitachem or Seachem Nourish.


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Lammergeier replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

I give mine peas, zucchini, and he attacks lettuce I put in for the SDs. I also offered him banana once. He liked it but I hardly ever buy bananas so that's a rare treat. I'm lucky though, unlike a lot of people on here I've never had a problem getting him to eat veggies. Henry's favourite food is probably zucchini, and the only fish that likes peas more than him is my severum.

I've heard red peppers can be good as well but I'm yet to try them.

I was under the impression that veggies needed to be around 25% of their diet? Someone correct me if I'm wrong but that's around what I've been aiming for.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

I have always fed Oscars around 1/4 of their overall feed as veg matter. Typically they get a couple days of pellets, a day of fd krill, shrimp or tilapia, with Vitachem and spirulina powder, and a day of veg pellets. That could be kelp, spirulina or veg wafers. As most of my fish are adults, the other 3 days of the week are no food. Once a month I feed veg Fri morn, then nothing until Mon eve. Cleans everyone out good, a little purge of the digestive system. I believe it to be a great benefit to overall health.


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Lammergeier replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

Interesting, thanks for the info. How large were your oscars when you started doing that?

Sorry to derail, but at the moment I'm feeding Henry once a day but he's definitely over the 6 inch mark now, so I'm thinking he's getting to the size where an occasional starve day might be in order. The problem will be getting my significant other to adhere to that lol. "But they look so hungry!"
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Suprd71 replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

LOL.. they are always starving! But, overfeeding Oscars is very bad. With Henry being 6ins, I would def start skipping a day. At that size I generally feed 3-4 days then skip one. At 1yr old, say 9-11ins, its the adult treatment.


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Lammergeier replied the topic: What kind of vegatables can i feed to my O"?

Alrighty, will do. I'm assuming the SDs and the sev will be ok with the same schedule?
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