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My oscar is about 3 inches he is in a 55 gal tank water changes every week and no ammonia no nitrite and 15 nitrate and he seems healthy but whenever i drop in food he does not eat all of a sudden. He takes like 5 minutes to find 1 pellet and eat it. Its the same food he has eaten for his whole life and he all of sudden he just stopped. I tried bloodworms and flakes no luck. Pls help.Thank you
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DRACO replied the topic: IM very confused

there are times oscar can be moody...
any changes in weather or water temp?
sometimes, colder water slow their metabolism
thus stop eating ... try your luck after a day or two.
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ok what should i do if this continues
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Suprd71 replied the topic: IM very confused

Try various foods. Keep temperature around 82. Sounds like he may be bored with the same old fare. Oscars generally don't care for flake food, and its poor nutritionally anyways. Bloodworm is usually accepted, so your guy maybe going on the picky side. Try a bit of fruit, maybe a mealworm or cricket. What is the brand of pellet you have been using?


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I use aqueon chichlid pellets he wouldnt accept hikari when he was younger and i raised the temp to 82 degrees. What fruit should i try
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For fruit I have had Oscars take orange, mango, banana, apple. Also have Oscars that wont touch any. Some freeze drieds usually go over fairly well. Krill, shrimp, tubifex worms. Different brand of pellet might be welcomed too


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okay im going to try an apple today thank you and the temp 82
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