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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

Poseidon2.0 wrote: Thanks Lamm. That helps me put things in perspective a bit. I will make sure not to feed Poseidon more than 6 and maybe cut down to 4. He is starting to grow so much these days though, and his appetite with it!

Darth Vader (Capone) is a total glutton. I am afraid he will start going after my fingers if I don't feed him at least ten. But I will start to cut back for him too. I think I read that some members even feed their large oscars every other day. Darth Vader has got to be about 10 inches and still growing!

At around 6ins, I start skipping a day per week with most fish I have raised. With adult, or close to adult Oscars, I feed pellets one day, FD something or other next day and heavy veg content on day 3. Then a day, often 2 with no feed. Gives the digestive system a chance to catch up and clean out.


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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Re:Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

Yeah, I only feed pellets 2 or three times a week, the rest is FD krill, tillapia, veggies/fruit. I also skip one day a week for sure. I have read a lot on this forum about how often to feed, but not how much vs. size.

I was just curious about how many pellets I should feed them. They are gluttons and they are great at making me feel that I am not feeding them enough.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

My O's are older/bigger than yours Ben, none get 12 medium Omega1 at one time. I dont think a dozen is overkill or a health hazard, but its a fairly large pile. Interesting observation.. my oldest and biggest Oscar, over 3yrs and 13ins shows little interest in pigging out any more. When she is hungry, she comes to the front and gives me the look. I feed her until she shows no interest. I would guess her to be close to 2lbs, and she eats less than some of my younger fish of half the size


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JBare replied the topic: Re:Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

Meh, it depends honestly. I usually feed him every other day. I didn't feed him yesterday because I knew his new food was coming today. He took it in and spit it out. Lol
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

J I am adding this... every few months I do a 5 day round of epsom soaked pellets.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re:Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

I feed all types of food because I think they all have different benefits. I don't think any one can do it all persay

But I am a huge propionate of KensFish.com I think they have some great foods to feed.

also don't forget bugs they can really help with digestion

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JBare replied the topic: Re:Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

Thanks Frank!

E...that's interesting, I don't do bugs man, I'm a girl. But I might consider crickets. Might.
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JBare wrote: Thanks Frank!

E...that's interesting, I don't do bugs man, I'm a girl. But I might consider crickets. Might.

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turtle lover replied the topic: Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

How bout earth worms, meal worms, or king meal worms?
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:Role Call: What pellet do you feed your oscar?

Earth worms good but makes a mess. Never tried king worms. I'm looking for grubs around my way. But hard to find.
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