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MEALWORMS- AS A GREAT TREAT FOR OSCAR FISH

Updated: Apr 17, 2022

Oscar fish are known as “Tiger Oscars” and “Marble Cichlids” because of their black/brown and orange markings. The oscar fish species is considered one of the most brilliant aquarium species, but oscar fish have an aggressive, territorial side that makes the fish challenging to handle.


MEALWORMS- AS A GREAT TREAT FOR OSCAR FISH
OSCAR FISH

Oscar fish have brown/black bodies with red or orange marbling. Some oscar fish species have green or olive bodies. There are albino variations of oscar fish, which have white bodies with red marbling.

Oscar fish are fast swimmers and like to frequent the middle section of the tank. They require a ton of open space. Oscar fish sometimes swim to the bottom of the tank to search for food in the substrate.

With large, oval-shaped bodies, oscar fish is a chubby aquarium fish species. The fish have large heads, largemouths, and large eyes. They have fan-shaped fins that expand the length of the fish’s body. Male and female oscar fish is equivalent in shape and color.

The most familiar type of oscar fish is the tiger oscar fish, but there are other subspecies of oscar fish that have their unique arrivals. Red Oscars have fiery-red colors, while Albino Oscars are white and red.

Hybrid versions of the oscar fish include:

  • Blue Oscars – typical oscar fish but with blue patterning

  • Black Oscars – black fish with white bars running around their bodies

  • White Oscars – pale, pink fish

  • Green Oscars – typical Oscars with green and yellow color


WHAT DO OSCAR FISH EAT?

In the wild, oscar fish eat various diets of larvae, small fish, and plant matter. As omnivorous, oscar fish eat anything they can find, and you should repeat this varied diet in captivity.

Feed oscar fish a combination of store-bought shells or flakes, live/dried food like mealworms and superworms, and plant-based foods like algae wafers or green vegetables. Oscar fish have natural hunting intuitions and enjoy capturing and consuming live food.


MEALWORMS

Mealworm is the larval form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio Molitor, a species of darkling beetle. Like all holometabolous insects, they go through four life phases: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Larvae generally count about 2.5 cm or more, and adults are between 1.25 and 1.8 cm in length.

Mealworms use as pet food for detained reptiles, fish, and birds. They are also used to feed wild birds in bird feeders, especially during the nesting season. Mealworms are valuable for their high protein content.

Mealworms are generally available in bulk and are commonly available in containers with bran or oatmeal for food. Saleable growers include a youngster hormone into the feeding process to keep the mealworm in the larval phase and achieve an abnormal length of 2 cm or greater.


These mealworms are available in two forms for consumption of pets-

1) Live Mealworms:

Live Mealworms- Nutritious and Healthy Food for you Arowana
Live Mealworms

Live mealworms are the ideal worms as a part diet of your pets as they have moisture, are appealing, easy to feed, among other benefits.

Feeding live mealworms to your pet furnishes excitement and interest at mealtime, creating every bite a fun treat.

Live mealworms should be kept in a tub with good ventilation and a comparative surface area. If you see condensation below the top of the container, ventilation must be grown.

Before feeding the live mealworms to your pets, gut-load them a few days before and when offering them to your pet, dust mealworms with calcium, vitamin D3, and other multivitamins.


Live Mealworm Nutritional Values*

Protein: 20%

Fat: 13%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 62%

*Approximate values.


2) Dried Mealworms:

Dried Mealworms- Nutritious and Healthy Food for your Arowana
Dried Mealworms

Dried mealworms are nourishing bombs for your pet birds, reptiles, hedgehogs, turtles, fishes, and many more. They are protein-rich as well as rich in amino acids with more benefits. Thinking of counting them towards your pet diet by combining them with their everyday food will eventually pay off in the long run.


Dried Mealworm Nutritional Values*

Protein: 53%

Fat: 28%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 5%

*Approximate values.



ARE MEALWORMS HEALTHY FOR OSCAR FISH?

Yes, Mealworms are a nutritious option for oscar fish. These fish grow preferably quickly in their first year and pack a large appetite.

Oscar fish has a large mouth to consume a full-sized mealworm without cutting it into pieces. Just place the mealworm in the tank and watch it fade into the mouth of an oscar fish. Sometimes you can oversee two oscar fish pulling at each end of a mealworm like a game of tug-of-war.


Watch the video to see how this Oscar Fish is Enjoying the Mealworms.



To learn more about mealworms, how to feed them to your pets, or where to purchase mealworms, get in touch with Pro-meal. We are the supplier of mealworms, both live and dried, available for purchase. Also, we can answer all your questions about storage, feeding, and nutrition.



 

Why Purchase From Pro-meal?

  • Fresh and Healthy Worms- Our mealworms both live and dried are packaged fresh and at the peak of their nutrition cycle. 100% grown and processed in India.

  • Organically Grown- We feed our worms strictly Organic Feeds including fruits and vegetables. This ensures that you will get all-natural chemical-free worms for your pets.

  • Reliable Supply- Imagine you feed your pets mealworms for a week and next week there's no supply! URGH! Our production ensures regular reliable supply.

  • Pathogen Free- We regularly test all our batches of worms for pathogens like salmonella, Ecolli, and bacteria. This Live Delivery ensures 100% safe feeding for your pets!

Note- If you order live, you should get the worms live. We guarantee Live delivery of worms. If you receive otherwise, you are entitled to a replacement/ refund.


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