How much to feed a baby oscar?

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DRACO replied the topic: How much to feed a baby oscar?

yeah... i agree the deformity is from birth...considering the fish grew that far, it great chance to survive...
there are times people like us always love to give the less fortunate to live for a while... with proper care ..
it will live a normal life ... thanks for sharing..
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Suprd71 replied the topic: How much to feed a baby oscar?

StevenTheFish wrote: The tank I have is alright for the moment, but I'm moving him up to a 55 gal next month. His heater is preset to 78 which he seems to enjoy. I have neutralizers for the ammonia and ph levels, and water conditioner for the chlorine, but I'm unsure about the nitrite and nitrate. He doesn't have any tank mates. I considered getting another oscar or cichlid, but I'm since I live in an apartment, I'm a bit limited on tank size.

Not to be too picky, honestly trying to help. I would get your temp up to 80-82, its closer to his comfort zone. Thats really minor. I am concerned about what you are putting into the water. Conditioner for chlorine is good. If its a quality brand it will also take care of ammonia for up to 48hrs. Seachem Prime is the preferred choice. Therefore, no need to use whatever else you have. Remember, all chemical solutions go thru the fish's system. The less we are able to use the better. Trying to adjust or regulate Ph is most always NOT recommended. If your tap water is anywhere in the 6-8 range, Oscar will do just fine. Fiddling with the parameters is usually hard on the fish as he himself has to regulate to both incoming levels at w/c and adjusted levels that you are attempting to keep. You should get yourself a liquid test kit. API freshwater kit is most trusted. As most fish problems are water related, you will need to know the water readings if ever there is a problem. And there most certainly will be somewhere down the line. Finally, instead of a 55, try for a 75 or 90g. Should this fish live a normal life and reach average size, the 12in width of a 55 is inadequate, The 48x18 footprint of the 75/90 is worlds apart from the 55, and takes up negligible extra space


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Žarić replied the topic: How much to feed a baby oscar?

Well, nice to see this kind of relationship..... helping fish, and not picking a good looking one in store....

Well DONE!!!!

Here are lot of people that know a lot about oscars, they will help if you need some advice....

i asked a lot o questions when i was getting my "Bruno", now he is a 19 cm fish and 4,5 months old....
just ask..... feeding, water change, light....

good luck to you with our new "quasimodo" oscar ;-)
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StevenTheFish replied the topic: How much to feed a baby oscar?

Has anyone tried using moss balls as a reducer of nitrates? I've read that they can help filter the water, plus the oscars like to nibble on them, but I would imagine the filtration is minimal. I was wondering if anyone had tried them and what your results were?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: How much to feed a baby oscar?

No moss experience or live plant either. Most robust cichlids uproot and shred everything. However, with your fish's deformity he may leave plants alone.I would try some pothos, amazon sword or java fern.Yes, live plants do consume nitrate, but that should not be an excuse to lessen water changes. There is more than nitrate in the water that can cause chronic health issues. The single most important element to keeping cichlids healthy is clean water. By all means try some plants, makes a good looking and healthy environment. Just remember nothing can substitute for clean water.


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