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Thread: Picking Oscar

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    Setup: 75 gallon with 1 Oscar

    So I'm curious. Everybody(cyber &real world) tells me that Oscars will eat anything and everything. That being said, my 3 year O is the pickest fish I own. He/she is only eating Algea wafers( I feed omega one, but he will also eat hikari). This doesn't worry me, just felt like sharing and seeing if anyone else has similar situation.
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    Huh, odd indeed. I have also heard they are just a freshwater trash can. I would have suspected he'd go for something a little more meaty than algae wafers though.
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    I thought the same thing. When he was smaller he was eating tropical fish pellets. Now he is a a little over 8 inches and I bought him NLS carnivores pellets. Spent good $$$ on it. He only accepts one pellet a week!!!! He spits it out if I give him more. He only eats the wafers. 3 to 4 a day , one every couple of hours.
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    Have you tried live foods?...earthworms, crickets, etc?
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    I'm avoiding live foods for 2 reasons.

    1) I'm want to keep water clean
    2) he live in the waiting room at my office. I'm a med tech and I'm pretty sure patients will freak out if a stray cricket jumps at them or if they see the O munching on something that is wriggling or kicking.

    Since I keep the fish at work I want to ensure water stays clean. I even lock up the food when I am not there to avoid overfeeding from sympathetic coworkers that mean well but don't understand the fish keeping hobby.
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