Almost every color of baby oscar fish all together
Baby Oscars need an abundance of space and a clean fish tank to regulate growth and prevent disease
Rocksor wrote: Spend the money and get 6"+ clown loaches. If you get the small ones, even with 4" ones, chances are high that the oscar will try to eat them within a year, and the occular spike under its eye will cause it to get stuck in the oscar's throat.
Any nitrate above 20ppm is already to high for most captive bred fish.
It's not that I don't want to spend the money. It's that I literally can't find any clown loaches for sale in Australia larger than 4", after visiting all the LFS in my city as well as looking online. If I buy baby 2" oscar, how big will it grow within a year under ideal conditions? 8"? I have heard anything up to 1" a month but surely that is not sustained growth month after month? I would predict 4" CL will add 1-2" in that same time. I can delay the oscar buy a few extra months to give the CLs an even bigger head start.
Yeah, I will aim to have nitrates
The primary component of your Oscar fish’s diet should consist of a quality pellet. There are many available and each (quality pellet) will contain enough of the necessary proteins, vitamins, and plant/algae to provide your Oscar with the necessary nutrition. Cheap pellet food will not. I do not consider flake foods as acceptable foods for an Oscar. If they steal a few veggie flakes from the SDs, fine, but don’t plan on flakes being the primary component of your Oscar’s diet. Flake foods are nutritionally inferior to pellet foods and finding a flake big enough for an Oscar is difficult. When feeding Oscars, a quality pellet should be your primary choice, even for juvenile/baby Oscars (get a small pellet).
My husband and I just came home with a little baby Oscar fish!
Baby oscars and the big Oscar and quick update on other fish
Baby Oscars need an abundance of space and a clean fish tank to regulate growth and prevent disease. Warm water temperatures and a good selection of hiding spots will make your baby Oscar feel secure in his surroundings. Oscars will eat a large diet of brine shrimp, causing rapid growth. Oscars can reach lengths up to16 inches and weigh almost 2 pounds. These fish can live for 10 to 15 years and are a long-term commitment.I just bought a 2 inch Tiger O 3 days ago. He (or she, but I'm assuming it's a he) is currently in a 65 gallon tank all by himself. Since we brought him home, my husband and I have noticed some unusual behavior. We know that Oscars can be very sensitive to change, so we weren't too alarmed when our baby sulked along the bottom back of the tank and wouldn't eat for the first day. Now, however, 3 days later, he is still hiding for most of the day. Every once in awhile he'll hang out at the top of the tank, but when he does that he's practically on his side. Then, just now when I checked on him, he was back in the bottom corner, but he is lying almost completely vertically with his head down (like a head-stand)! I am very concerned about him. He ate some Hikari Cichlid pellets when we tried a couple hours ago, but that was the first time we've seen him eat since we got him. I've been checking my water levels each day and they appear fine (pH - 7.0, Ammonia - 0 ppm, and Nitrites - 0 ppm). The tank has been a steady 78 degrees F. Although I've been raising other types of tropical fish for quite a few years, this is my first time trying to raise an Oscar. I was hoping I could get some good insight from people who have more experience. I appreciate any input! Thank you!!Baby 3" red oscar fish in 29 gallon fish tank eating pellet 20-40 Aqua-Tech filter Rena Filstar XP2 canister 100W Heater update : 3 Months later this oscar outgrow my 29g tank. Now move to 75 gallonsCraftyCole wrote: Hi all,
I recently got my first Oscar, a little baby albino as you can see from my picture, I've had many different fish for a few years and the Oscar really caught my eye, I've had him for about two weeks, hes finally settled now and loves my company!, hes very happy and such a beautiful fish!. I feed him a mixture of a diet, (I have done a lot of research into the Oscars food), consisting of Pellets, Bloodworm, Shrimp, and his personal favourite Mealworms, and even some chopped up bits of carrot!
Basically I just wanted to see what other people also feed there Oscars and any tips for mine, I hear beef heart is very good? Also what other types of vegetables ? and Do they like a bit of fruit???