Oscar Experiences :)

Discussion in 'Oscars' started by Matty6477, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Matty6477Valued MemberMember

    Hey all
    Just wanted to talk about my experiences with my Oscar called Moby so far, and also want to hear your own experiences. He is in a 100 gallon tank ( 48" L x 20" D x 24" H)

    He is by far the most personable fish I have ever owned. Every time I'm in the room, he is straight to the front of the glass to greet me (probably in the hopes that I feed him) and he always follows me across the room. I don't give in to his begging, as I have seen how greedy Oscars can be, and I don't wanna overfeed him.

    I tend to feed him a diet of hikari Cichlid gold, freeze dried krill, frozen krill. Whenever I get some freeze dried krill out, he is so eager to get it at times, his head starts popping out the water lol and sometimes even jumps out the water to get the krill (I try not to do that too often, so as not to hurt him on the lid) . When I first had him, he was quite shy and scared of humans, but now he gladly eats out my hand and is always curious whenever my hand is in the tank when reorganising decor or doing a water change. He even eats out of fellow family members hands, so if I ever go away, he won't starve, as I have seen stories of Oscars refusing to eat food not given by their owners.

    Also when doing a water change, he always comes up to the gravel cleaner to see what it is, and sometimes ever pecks at the cleaner, not sure whether to see what it is or as a way to say to me, to get it out his tank aha.

    So what's your experience with Oscars folks?
  2. BillsoneNew MemberMember

    Same experience.
    This is the nature of oscars.
  3. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    They are just super personable fish with tons of personality; sure they're aggressive, by they are some of the best loyal and committed fish I've ever seen. At my LFS, they have a very kind geriatric one that eats to his heart content and lives out his days :). The owner hand feeds him because he's so lazy now and doesn't go for fingers.
  4. BettaFishyLuvrWell Known MemberMember

    I’m actually considering buying one. I’m suuuper excited since I’ll be putting him in a hundred gallon tank. I can’t wait to see a personality form lol. I absolutely love big personable fish so oscars r just perfect. Yeah aggression really varies from Oscar to Oscar it depends on their personality
  5. LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    They really are great fish I should have my 2 new ones by Christmas if everything goes to plan with the new tank build

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