chewing food and spitting out (babys)

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hey ive recently had 2 Oscars babys about 2.5inches long and ive been dropping 2 cichlid gold pellets in at a time and it seems they are grabbing one each swimming to the bottom and almost at the same time chewing them and spitting them right back out???
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OFL replied the topic: chewing food and spitting out (babys)

This is not uncommon. What I would do for a day or two is reduce the amount of food that you give them, see if they start eating all of it after a day or two. Alternatively, you could try a different type of food and see what happens, maybe some frozen shrimp.

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scarruth replied the topic: Re:chewing food and spitting out (babys)

My little guy, Curious George does the same thing. I have seen him go after the sinking pellets though. Every other day I give them brine shrimp and he goes to town. I don't want him to get too spoiled and only eat shrimp. Today I'm gonna try earth worms, if the big guys don't eat them first.
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DMD123 replied the topic: chewing food and spitting out (babys)

Not sure what size pellet you use but its pretty typical if the pellet is too big. I have bigger fish (10-12") and I still have small 2mm pellets in their food mix. They make less mess with them because they swallow them whole.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:chewing food and spitting out (babys)

Same here I feed my oscar the 2mm nls float... nls may ne too hard for smaller oscars... try hikari or omega one
For your o I would get the smallest
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