Discussion in 'Oscars' started by littlemissdiva9, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. littlemissdiva9Valued MemberMember

    I have two issues with my oscar one of my oscars gets compared anytime he eats flakes pellets bloodworms the only thing he can it is peas otherwise he gets a horrible bulg almost right away and can't swim. But with peas he is fine.
    My other issue is with my pleco in my oscar tank he has started going after my oscars should I rehome him. I don't think he can do damage but I don't want to chance it either.

  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Can you give a little more info? Tank size? What's the complete stocking?

    How much do you feed? What kind of bloodworms are you feeding?

  3. littlemissdiva9Valued MemberMember

    Dried bloodworms, 55g but they are juvinelle and will be upgraded to a 200g
    I have 3 oscars one pleco
    They are 2-3 inches of size the pleco is larger

  4. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Do you soak the bloodworms before feeding them? I'm thinking they're gulping air while feeding. You can prevent this by soaking the bloodworms in water first and releasing both them and the flakes under the water, rather than on top of the surface.
  5. littlemissdiva9Valued MemberMember

    Yes I soak them in tank water.
  6. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I would feed all food below the surface to see if that helps.
  7. littlemissdiva9Valued MemberMember

    Okay and what about my pleco
  8. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What kind of pleco? Veggies are good for the herbivorous and omnivorous ones (with sinking meaty pellets also required for the omnivorous ones).

    It might be easier to get your oscars on a quality sinking pellet as well.
  9. littlemissdiva9Valued MemberMember

    He is a common pleco and I have a good diet for for him but he goes after my oscars.
  10. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I would rehome him them.

    What do you feed him?
  11. littlemissdiva9Valued MemberMember

    Algea waffers, lettuce cucumbers. I would hate to rehome him but I don't want my oscars hurt either.
  12. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Some plecos do require some meat in their diet.

    I'd rehome him though, personally, if he's hurting your oscars.
  13. littlemissdiva9Valued MemberMember

    Okay, thank you.

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