View Full Version : do oscars have teeth

10-26-2007, 08:13 PM
i have noticed the teeth in their esophagus but my large oscar has only gums while my little clementine has what looks like teeth starting :elkgrin:

10-26-2007, 09:01 PM
they probably do, like bass do. very small and cant see them.

10-26-2007, 10:06 PM
They have ALOT of small teeth. You just cant see them easily.

10-27-2007, 04:18 AM
Until they get larger, as someone said, use a bass as and example. When you catch a small bass, say a pound, you don't feel anything in it's mouth but it is kinda rough. As it gets larger it feels like a course grit sandpaper to the point it hurts a little, same with oscars.

10-27-2007, 04:24 AM
ever heard of bass thumb. Its a term my uncle used when he caught alot of bass. His thumb would be tore up from the teeth.

10-27-2007, 10:54 PM
You know whats funny about that? i was going to mention it as well lol. But whats bad is, getting a 5 lb bass or something of that size, and then forget to bring pliers and trying to get the hook out after its so far you're sitting there holding it for 15 minutes trying to get it off the hook, your thumb starts to hurt real bad.