best live food for oscar?
oscars are by nature insectivores but what insects are best
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Kudos to you for asking this question. Too many people feed their Oscars the wrong things. Sounds like you are trying to find the right things.
I think the best live food for Oscars are crickets but earthworms and mealworms are other good options.
The following article discusses an Oscars dietary requirements in depth, including recommended live foods as well as what you should not do.... and why.Source(s): www.oscarfish.com
- IanabLv 710 years ago
They LOVE earthworms, not strictly an insect, but I bet it's part of their natural diet too.
As for insects, they aren't fussy. It's more a matter of what you have locally? Crickets? Mealy worms?
I mostly feed my guy a mix of pellets and raw shrimp / fish. But he's eaten every bug I've ever dropped in. Moths, roaches, flies... they all get eaten.
In the wild they eat almost anything, and it's true that insects are a big part of their natural diet. But they also eat small (and not so small) fish, and any underwater crustacean or insect larvae as well.
- ?Lv 710 years ago
crickets, earthworms, shrimp, and other small critters. These along with the cichlid pellets provide a well-balance diet.
Beef heart can be given once a week my oscar gets blood worm daphina meal worms an odd prawn lumps of raw fish weekly .
- 10 years ago
bliv it ur not go to a bait store and get him nitecrawlers its a fat worm and they love worms and other fish u can feed him meat they love baby guppys but if u cant get him food go out side dig a hole get ur scrap fruit put it n the hole mix it with dirt and nitecarwlers will come and live n the hole and eat the fruit mix the fruit with dirt use peelins form bannas and orgesuse apple cores too
and thats how u make ur oscar food go around n the hole and pull out wormsSource(s): i hav one and i feed him a lot and he loves it
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- Anonymous10 years ago