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PAUL replied the topic: Re:My Oscars not accepting varieties...

oscar do have different growing rate. some grows fast,
other don't. i believe it is genetic.
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red_101 replied the topic: Re: live food

as a treat i would like to be able to occasionally give my oscar some live insects ... thinking mill worms and or crickets.
just want to know .... if i buy live food, am i able to put the remainder in a container or bag and deep freeze?
to be given at later times. will this harm the fish?
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: live food

yes you can, deep freeze live insect is as good as any
other frozen foods. just thaw a little before feeding to
your oscar.
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red_101 replied the topic: Re: live food

thx Paul,
from what i have read, they will eat just about anything lol
so is their any type of insect they shouldn't eat eg: flies and roaches

i read they will also eat spiders and beetles ... but i am not sure about roaches ...
by chance last night there was a fly annoying sh*t out of me, i made a grab for it and managed to catch it, then said .... i'm gonna introduce you to Oscar ... which i did .... he seemed to appreciate it and scoffed it down ...
i consider flies and roaches as dirty critters, that carry disease. should i refrain from feeding him flies?
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: live food

in the wild, oscar take any moving insect that drops in water
and roaches and flies are one among them. in a scientific study.
live roach is one indicator where man could survive even after
radiation, thus, it wouldn't kill your fish
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red_101 replied the topic: Re: live food

great Paul...
that's good to know, i did however know about roaches being able to survive the radiation of an atomic bomb

i went to the LPS to try and find some frozen insects, the only thing they had there was like a blood red colored treat in a 24 cube pack.
not sure what it is ... but it says it contains multi-vitamins ingredients

being that the rest is Chinese i have no idea lol
point of concern tho .... it has a picture of a dolphin on the pack .... hope its not ... but Oscar seems to love it

it breaks down in the water into tiny little shreds of some red meat

still looking for the live bait
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Nickisue replied the topic: Re: live food

Mine are stuck on eating night crawlers or regular yard worms, and they love flies!!!
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red_101 replied the topic: Re: live food

hahaha unfortunately we are a little short of yards and flies here.

i live in an apartment complex the closest thing to a yard i have here is a balcony and believe it or not i have only seen a handful of flies in the 3 times i have been here.
i have thought about starting a worm farm for the little fella
i used to do it years ago back in Oz and sell tiger worms to the fishermen
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Nickisue replied the topic: Re: live food

There you go, that is a great idea.
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red_101 replied the topic: Re: live food

i still wouldnt mind finding him some crickets too.
i think i saw some mill worms the other day ... if i remember where, i will definitely check it out
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