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How often do you guys fast your oscar fish? How many days? Is fasting only for fully grown oscars?

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sammie wrote: How often do you guys fast your oscar fish? How many days? Is fasting only for fully grown oscars?

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i normally do not feed my fish during cleaning time... but my cleaning time is erratic thus i have erratic fasting time...
i you do water change regularly, it is better not t feed fish before water change...
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Fasting

More important in general to not overfeed. An Oscar of a year or so of age should not be fed every day. It is good to go a 2-3 day stretch with no feed. Gives the digestive system a chance to purge and reset so to speak. Once a month all my adult cichlids have a good meal on a Friday afternoon, then go without until Monday morning.


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sammie replied the topic: Re:Fasting

Thanks for the great info. If I'm feeding Hikari large pellets, what would be your recommendation for how many pellets in the morning and how many pellets in the evening? Or even mid day as well?

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sammie replied the topic: Re:Fasting

I have had my oscar for 4.5 months. He was about 2 or 2.5 inches when I got him. He is now about 6 or 7 inches if I had to guess. But idk how old a 2.5 inch oscar would be when I got him.

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:Fasting

sammie wrote: Thanks for the great info. If I'm feeding Hikari large pellets, what would be your recommendation for how many pellets in the morning and how many pellets in the evening? Or even mid day as well?

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Not much more than a gumball size for the total day. You can split that amount between 2 feedings.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:Fasting

sammie wrote: I have had my oscar for 4.5 months. He was about 2 or 2.5 inches when I got him. He is now about 6 or 7 inches if I had to guess. But idk how old a 2.5 inch oscar would be when I got him.

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When you bought the oscar, anywhere from 3-4 months since hatching.
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sammie replied the topic: Re:Fasting

Thanks Rocksor.

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