An intelligent cichlid with great individuality and character. They require a large tank with plenty of space for swimming. Oscars are carnivorous and thus need a diet based on meaty foods. Recommended foods include, HBH Oscar Grow and Oscar Show, frozen beef heart, and live fish. Oscars are very messy eaters so delicate foods are not recommeded.
If live fish are fed, only give it to them no more than every other day. Give them the pelleted foods on the other days. Remember a feeder fish diet alone is not good enough for theses fish to thrive.