My Oscar eats like a PIG

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Hello Everybody,

I need some help, I have two Oscars ( don't know the sex of them ) a Tiger striped ( I think, he's more black then orange ) and a albino.
They are still young but I don't know the exact age, I bought them about 3 weeks ago.
Whenever they see me they both act like they are starving, then they swim around all exited seems as if they are wiggling their tails for me, one time the black one even jumped out and landed on the landing of the hood but managed to get back into the tank alone.
I feed them Cichlic Gold three times a day, I offered beef heart and neither of them went for it as a matter of fact they looked at me as if I had lost my mind.
I noticed that when just dropping two at a time that they kinda push each other around so I have been dropping a few in at a time to make sure that they wont start hurting each other over food, there is always enough for both of them but now my black one has started eating like a freaking pig. I drop the food and he gobbles it up as fast and as many as he can which always ends in one pellet sticking out because his mouth is so full.
What should I change? what can I do better? how can I get him to eat normal?
Hope this is not too much to read.

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DRACO replied the topic: My Oscar eats like a PIG

oscar eating like a pig is normal... it should be us the keeper who control the feedings to avoid problems.
follow the 2 minutes feeding regiment rule and your fish will be fine!
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Ok.Thank you
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face mcshooty replied the topic: My Oscar eats like a PIG

yep a hungry fish is a healthy fish it's when they stop acting like little black holes that you have to worry

on a side note you should see if they will take a couple pieces of veggies or fruits if they won't take it then you can try a spirulina pellets food oscars are Omnivores and should get some vegetable with their meat

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead focus on what to do next
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turtle lover replied the topic: My Oscar eats like a PIG

Instead of beef hearts, try insects. They are more natural to oscars than beef.
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