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Old 01-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Cichlid Questions

I recently acquired two 3" cichlids, an Albino Cichlid and a Auratus Cichlid. I was wondering two different things. 1. Would a community pleco that is about 5" already do well with the cichlids, or will they attack him? 2. What is the best type of food to feed them?
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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yeah he would do just fine and if you r feeding the pleco he will eat the alge and he will eat the stuff of the bottom but if you want to feed them a treat use a cucumber slice
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #3
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I am currently feeding the pleco algae wafers. The food question was actually in concerns to the cichlids. I bought them Cichlid pellets and frozen blood worms, but I was wondering if that was the best type of food to give them. I would really like to give them the best food possible.
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I would stay away from blood worms for your cichlids...too high of protein can cause bloat.

Malawi Bloat

Stick with a good pellet and skip the treats. I with most others use New Life Spectrum Cichlid with great results.
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Okay thank you. I currently have Omega One Super Color Cichlid Pellets. Would those be equivalent or should I grab some of the new life?
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No Omega One is good just be sure not to overfeed them. Also a good idea to fast them one day a week to help keep intestine track clear.
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Do you know what kind of albino you have? Or do you have a picture of it?
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@ mfdrookie516 I don't know what type the albino is but I did attach a picture

@ hukit thank you for the advice. I will keep that in mind.
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Looks like a albino red zebra.
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Really? It actually looked more like an albino bumblebee to me.
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