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PostSubject: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:48 am

I give Elvis a mussel everyday well one day prawn the next mussel
apart from some bloodworm and pellets.
now i only give him the outer pale fleshy case.
is this right or do i give him the whole thing?
don't want to do him out of anything Smile
and is there anything else i could get him, ?
thanks...........
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:17 am

Munchy will be able to tell you I am sure chez.

Oooh!! For a minute you had my heart racing......................muscley men eyebrows

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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:49 am

Well - again this is repeating what ive geard from others - that Oscars can be fussy about food as they get older. Obviously as they frow they are going to need more and bigger sized snacks - but i think as long as you dont make ttrouble for yourself and habitualise the fish to a set diet - pretty much anything goes - so the prwans etc are good, you could try white bait, salmon flake - fish in general (*no im not suggesting live feeding)

You could try worms (get earth worms from the garden or live meal worms from lfs sold for lizards and birds) or even waxworms. I would strongle suggest specialised cichlid pellets - large pellets as well as carnovore type pellets

Basically its going to be a case of trial and error - I think oscars are the hovvers of the fish world n will eat almost anything - as long as you dont allow them to get fussy in the first place - Ive also heard they are expert beggers and will learn 'the look' to get you to feed em Wink

Do a google search - im sure youll come up with a big list of foods to try

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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:04 am

are expert beggers and will learn 'the look' to get you to feed em
Thanks Rich he is good at that..lol
but i alternate his food everyday
i do feed him the Hikari gold pelets.he turns his nose up at them but will eat it when he knows theres nothing else coming.
he also gets a pea now and again...
and seems to like that.and you can see him chewing it.lol
WORMS No No No not a chance am i going out digging for worm's for him
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:46 pm

algae disc are fun to feed to oscars.
i feed one to mine prob every 3rd or 4th day. he/she actualy waits for it and usualy you can feed it by hand.

then after he/she has it will actualy play with it by taking it to the top of the tank droping it and chases (almost like hunting it with the way they move) it to almost the botom the grabs it. and repeats over and over till he/she gets bored.
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:55 pm

Thats not a fish youve got bg - it's a Retriever!!

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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:42 am

Dogfish :p
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:50 am

thats what its like!!!!
seriously its quite funny to watch especialy when one of the other fish want the disc. i will try to get a quick video of him/her doing it.
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:30 pm

my oscar does the same thing with algae wafers. i feed my cichlids white bait (only the oscarwill eat them) blood worm, pacific krill, cichlid mix, hikari cichlid gold, prawns, beef heart, tetra prima, ocasional flake, sometimes a very small bit of chicken, brine shrimp and very small amounts of beef, lamb and pork from my own dinner
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:15 am

Definitely mix foods or they do get fussy. They need a balance so some veg is good for them - peas the obvious choice but any fish safe veg can be offered. Also a mix of floating and sinking food to keep them active and searching for food.
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PostSubject: food   Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:50 am

Like rich said they like meal worms, i have started feeding Ben on them and bloodworm,i saw a vid on utube were they were feeding large Oscars mice i don't think i could do that.
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:58 pm

Ugh no.
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:08 pm

I hate tose vids. There are some where they feed O's all sort of live things and it's just not on. I think the people who do that are just sick, really gget me mad!
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:09 am

There is no need what so ever to feed live stuff.
with everything you can buy these days.
Its like this > if he has never had it he wont miss it..

well thats what my mum used to say to me..lol

I couldn't do it. I Know its what happens in the wilds... but E Has never been in the wild's
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:31 am

yeah they are sick - but on a lighter note with all the great things you lot say about feeding you oscars i feel i'm missing out. - iam i.


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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:37 am

yes hahaha
if i could afford or have room for another massive tank
I Would get 1 Gourami the same as i have seen today
yet another wet pet.. she was beautifull... and so tame.
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:47 am

gouramis are lovely chez i have 3 pearl gouramis in mine they are so graceful and lovely colour.



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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:53 am

Was it a giant gourami chez? They have a pair in the display tank at my LFS gorgeous fish.
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:03 am

VERY Giant affraid
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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:43 am

Now that is a GIANT Smile You'd have to watch your fingers with one of these chez 🤣


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PostSubject: Re: mussels the fish food kind not mucles man kind lol   Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:48 am

yep that looks about the size of the one i saw today
but she only had one eye.awwww bless
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