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Re: Live Foods Digest V3 #90
> Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 21:41:22 EDT
> From: Arndtg at aol_com
> Subject: Live Foods
> I have just obtained some Oscar fish. I need to feed it live food. Of
> course I am using a lot of live goldfish feeder fish. however, I am
> wondering what is the most efficient live food for me to grow for feeding
> this fish. I am wondering if certain fish like the minnow and goldfish are
> worth trying to propagate or to buy small and try to raise up in size. I
> presently have some red worms going but they really seem slow to raise to
> enough to be able to feed some to the fish.
> thanks for any and all help and advice on this issue.
No, you don't have to feed your oscars live food. They will be perfectly
healthy eating frozen and/or dry foods. Feeding live fish to fish is a
great way of spreading diseases and parasites. Besides, in nature, oscars
seldom eat fish - they just aren't fast enough to be successful piscivores
except in the confines of a tank. In nature they mostly eat invertebrates
and plant materials - they are omnivores. Red worms make a good treat or
supplement for oscars, as do snails, but you can raise and breed oscars on
good pelleted foods too.