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Old 02-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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African Food??

So lady at petsmart said this was a must have for my fish. She pretty much talked me into it. Is this a good food choice?
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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Omega one is a good brand .. im not sure of that particular food as i use hikari cichlid excel . I do give mine the omega one veggie wafers though.. shouldnt be a problem as long as the crude ash isnt over 15% .. what are your fish herbivore omnivore,carnivore ?

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http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...n_cichlids.php
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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I use NLS Thera A sinking pellets.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EUI43K
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I use NLS Thera A sinking pellets.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EUI43K
I also feed nls thera a. Omega one is a pretty good brand though, i used to feed those exact pellets to my africans and they loved it. I had no problems with it.
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it really depends on what type of africans you are keeping.

mbuna are herbivores and should be fed veggie flake or pellets, spirulina or NLS. The can also be fed fresh veggies like cucumber, zuchini or lettuce. Limit their protein intake nothing higher than 40-45 %

peacocks NLS or a high quality pellet, occasional frozen brine shrimp or live food

I like to mix it up..right now I'm mostly keeping mbuna so i feed a high quality veggie flake, and NLS thera A. My mbuna fry I feed veggie flakes, decapsulated brine shrimp eggs, and golden pearls.

for my tropicals I use Omega one..I like their ingredients, no fish meal like some of the lower quality brands
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:32 AM   #6
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I only use new life spectrum (nls)


I switched from hikari cause of how messy it is.
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I only use new life spectrum (nls)

I switched from hikari cause of how messy it is.
I'm with ya on that. I used Hikari and it was extremely messy IMO. NLS is my choice and I also use this....



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I only use new life spectrum (nls)

I switched from hikari cause of how messy it is.
I havent noticed it being messy.. i use the floatin pellets and they dont last long my fish gooble them up.. i mostly use repashy and just feed hikari to change it up some .. guess im gonna have to pay more attention n see whats up
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I noticed with hikari a lot would be sifted through their gills and end up floating around the tank.
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I noticed with hikari a lot would be sifted through their gills and end up floating around the tank.
^^^^ Same here, stopped using it. Messy tanks make me angry lol
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