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Old 06-14-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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I've had a 40 gallon tank with some cichlids and other assorted fish for about a year. Everything has been going great. Had one or two tank health problems but I straightened it out quickly. My cichlids are doing great but I want to know something. Are there any really good ways to promote cichlid growth. I feed them all hikari foods as well as some frozen foods (I've even made my own ) Other than maintaining a clean tank and feeding well are there any tips and tricks on getting the big, healthy cichlids of my dreams.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Totally depends on the type of fish you want info on.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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All though a healthy diet does help, I find that multiple water changes a week help promote growth more so then anything else.

I just bought some Grammodes yesterday (2") they will get multiple wc's weekly for at least for the next 6-8 months.

Hard work and dedication sure pays off. Hence why you hear keeping fish is a "hobby" as opposed to a "pet".

Sounds like your taking good care of them. Just stay patient. They will grow in time.

Good luck.
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Thank you. I have 2 yellow labs and 3 malawi eye biters with loaches and a clown plec. I know I need a bigger tank and I'm working on that. I will be ready to get one when it becomes necessary. I'm 14 so I understandably don't have much money but I've been looking around for a 75 gallon and should be able to get it soon.
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Be careful! Those compressiceps are highly predatory and may decide to gulp those labs down depending on the size of everyone!
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I know. No agression has been shown so far. I got the labs about a year ago and got the eye biters just a week ago.
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