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I'm new to the oscar hobby. Just purchased a tiger oscar 2 days ago that's 2" long and I have him in a 55 gallon tank. I'm thinking about getting some pellets for him to go with the earthworms I have been feeding him. Any help or advice would deffinately help.
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Hi there, welcome to our little community.

Pellets are always recommended to be the staple diet. However, it is very important that the pellets that you feed your Oscar are of the best quality. The two companies I would recommend personally are Hikarri and Tetra. You can get pellets that are made specifically for cichlids, they contain all the nutrients and goodness that your Oscar needs.

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Mrkurt replied the topic: new to oscars

Thanks for the input. My lfs does not have the hikari but I know they have the tetra. Can't figure out how to post a pic of the little guy
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Suprd71 replied the topic: new to oscars

Hello and welcome to OFL. My immediate concern is to water quality. More specifically is your tank cycled with established bio filtration? Are you monitoring water parameters? Levels of toxins, ie ammonia, nitrite and nitrate need to be at specific points to protect baby Oscar. Food choice at the moment is far from critical. Clean healthy water is the major key to keeping cichlids successfully. Any questions at all, please just ask


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