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Old 12-07-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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Best Food to for NW Cichlids

I have a Jack Dempsey and a Red Parrot. I am looking what is the best food to get for them. I have been using medium pellets as the Red Parrot has hard time eating the large pellets. I was looking to switch to flakes. What would be the best option to move to?
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:58 PM   #2
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New Life Spectrum Thera A would be a good place to start. I imagine that the 1 mm sinking pellets would work. If your LFS doesn't carry it, Amazon does.
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NLS all the way, Petco also carries a limited selection of you're in a pinch. I also order all mine from Amazon.


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Old 12-07-2014, 10:25 PM   #4
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Okay thank you I will have to order that!
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What is the difference between the There A and the Cichlid Formula?
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Thera A has a mega dose of garlic in it.
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And I am guessing that is good for the fish?
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EUG8AQ/..._t1_B0002E7K84

This is the one I should get correct. My two cichlids are quite big, so medium I think is to small, but I am afraid to get large pellets as the Red Parrot can't open his mouth as good as the Jack Dempsey. But I think these large pellets are okay as it says they are 3mm which I think will be fine.
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Yes, that looks correct. 3 mm should be fine for larger fish.


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