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 What do you feed your Cichlids?

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Jstump
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PostSubject: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/14/2011, 8:43 pm

I was just curious what everyone feeds their cichlids? I currently have some very fine pellets that I got from LFS but now that they are getting bigger I'm not sure if the pellets are too small.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/14/2011, 8:46 pm

I only use NLS sinking pellets............. from .5mm, 1mm, 2mm, 3mm for the various size fishy! they love it, and i get good results with it!

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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/14/2011, 8:50 pm

How about spirulina flake? I was going to order some from kens fish
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/14/2011, 9:01 pm

yes thats awesome food also. many use his flakes...

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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/14/2011, 9:11 pm

The pellets I have now are extra fine. My fish are about 1.5 in now, is flake food better or pellets?
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/14/2011, 9:26 pm

i feed all my fish spirulina flake, they love that stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/14/2011, 10:19 pm

I use Omega Marine flakes with garlic. They seem to do well with this. But I am getting some samples to chage to an online store flake food too. The owner swears I will have better results and faster growth using it. So I am up to give it a try. Besides a 5 pound sample package is a sweet deal too!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/15/2011, 10:47 pm

NLS!!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/16/2011, 5:34 am

NLS pellets. I just use the small pellets. All the cichlids seem to love it. Some people have trouble with larger fish not wanting to eat small pellets but in that case they make larger pellets!
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What do you feed your Cichlids? 858205 with CG and once a week dry krill too What do you feed your Cichlids? 393849
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/16/2011, 10:51 am

I feed my fish Spectrum Thera A+ and it is Awesome! It has helped tremendously with bringing out the color in my cichlids and they eat it all pretty quick. 1-1.5 min. I feed them the 1mm ones.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime6/16/2011, 4:44 pm

Since mine are primarily mbuna herbivores - I mix 2/3 spirulina to 1/3 omega general cichlid flakes. Since I use a battery-powered feeder (they are in a classroom, sometimes I don't see them for a month!) I stick with the flakes as it recommends. I also place the gel 14 day feeders on the bottom for the snails, though the mbunas pick at it a little as well.

Variety is the key!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime7/14/2011, 7:47 am

I also use NLS pellets. I give my cichlids a combo of 1mm and 2mm and it seems to satisfy them. I love throwing it in and watching them all swarm to the front of the tank. Only other food that has ever made them react like that is Plecocaine, which you can only get online, although I believe its like $11 for a pound of whatever size you want, and even mix sized, shipped, and he will work with you if you buy more. Only probem I have is my dog likes it too, so the bags he sends it in always come up missing... lol. Jon
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PostSubject: food for cichlids   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime7/14/2011, 8:24 am

i use feeder fish, really small ones, and get a ton of them, sometimes i keep them in a dinky 10 or 20 gallon tank, but most times, i just dump about 4 to 8 dz, in with my 4 oscars ( 8 to 10 inches), and a jack dempsey about the same size, i turn the power filters off for the 1st day or so, otherwise it gets clogged with bits of uneaten fish, and fish that cannot swim to beat the suction, plus it gives my scavengers, (cats), a luncheon, maybe its the evil, in me, but its fun to watch, the fish, gobble up the feeder fish
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime7/12/2012, 11:35 pm

nls pellets, my fish love em.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you feed your Cichlids?   What do you feed your Cichlids? Icon_minitime7/14/2012, 9:22 am

Nls and kens spurilina+garlic the love it!!!!

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