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Stopped by my local petsmart earlier in the week do grab some feeders for my Oscar then something caught my eye at the Betta section, saw this really nice pearly white plakat but the label said dragon scale, I haven't picked up a betta in over 15yrs. I'm glad I picked this fella up :p

I think it's a Male?
 

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He's very pretty! What tank do you have him in? It looks like one of those 0.5g things...
 

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Wow! He's preeeeeeetty!!! And it's good that the 0.5gal is just temporary. Just make sure to keep the temp between 76 and 80. It's tough in those tiny tanks but they need warmer water as they are tropical fish. If you get a bigger tank you'll be able to put a heater in. :-D
 

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Wow...he is soooooo pretty! I was going to get a white betta but then this light blue dragon scale caught my eye and I chose him.
 

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Stopped by my local petsmart earlier in the week do grab some feeders for my Oscar then something caught my eye at the Betta section, saw this really nice pearly white plakat but the label said dragon scale, I haven't picked up a betta in over 15yrs. I'm glad I picked this fella up :p

I think it's a Male?
He is really beautiful! Also when you say feeders do you mean goldfish? They aren't good for Oscars contrary to popular believe. The best diet for an Oscar is a high quality pellet supplemented with healthy human foods such as shrimp, fruit if you can get them to eat it. You can also feed them crickets, waxworks, and mealworms.

Here's a excellent article about feeding Oscars on a very good Oscar forum :)
http://www.oscarfish.com/article-home/oscars/170-oscar-fish-diet-feeding-an-oscar-fish.html
 

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Wow great find! Dunno about dragonscale or not but you definitely picked up an amazing plakat :) He's just SO white, and his blue eye is just....omg <3 I'm a sucker for blue-eyed animals AND people haha
Haha me too! I couldn't get over his blue eye so cute
 

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Thanks Copperarabian, My Oscar is a picky little eater, I used to feed him pellets and crickets but since he got bigger he decided to eat all the small fish in the tank, he likes to chase his food and does not like anything that doesn't move.
 

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Thanks Copperarabian, My Oscar is a picky little eater, I used to feed him pellets and crickets but since he got bigger he decided to eat all the small fish in the tank, he likes to chase his food and does not like anything that doesn't move.
If he only likes to eat living food than try giving him Guppies. Goldfish have high mercury and will eventually cause your Oscar to get Hole In The Head disease.
Sorry for the off topic. :)
 

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If he only likes to eat living food than try giving him Guppies. Goldfish have high mercury and will eventually cause your Oscar to get Hole In The Head disease.
Sorry for the off topic. :)
Yes guppies are much better, plus you can breed guppies easily so you now they're healthy and they're tropical fish. Goldfish aren't a good diet because they're cold water fish and have more fat which is unhealthy for your Oscar, they also contain almost no nutritional benefit. Either way try to get him to eat at least some pellets, if he eats out of your hand try using cichlid sticks and move it around the surface to make him think it's alive. Oscars are a decade or longer commitment and just like kids you shouldn't let them eat junk food all the time because it's they're favorite food.

A good example is with parrots, so many people think parrots should eat seeds as they're main diet when that actually causes severe problems such a kidney failure, liver disease, heart attacks, obesity, organ failure, and vitamin deficiency's.

Sorry if this sounds over bearing, I just want to give you the facts. And don't feel bad about it, so many people do this and even store employees will insist that Oscars need feeder goldfish. A few people on this forum have Oscars and could probably give you some good advice for getting him to eat other foods.
 

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thanks guys you guys are big help don't want him to get sick cause i've had him since he was a little tiny fella the size of my pinky now he's grown the size of my hand
 
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