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Old 11-17-2015, 12:53 AM   #1
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Feeding peacock cichlid

I just got two peacock cichlids today. I'm new to cichlids but I've done a lot of research. I just can't seem to find a clear answer on what to feed them and I don't trust the lfs. I did buy cichlid pellets and I already have good quality flake food for my community tank. Also have algae tabs for my otos. I also can't get a definite answer on if they're omnivores, herbivores, or carnivores. Whats the best food? Are they carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores?
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Feeding peacock cichlid

New life spectrum cichlid pellets are the best imo. I have a hap/peacock tank and it covers all bases for there need and keeps them colored up good too.


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If he doesn't respond to this, maybe PM the user Popparyno. He used to have some absolutely incredible peacock cichlids, line bred them for like a decade or something. He'd know the best food for them.
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Something else that should be addressed is you shouldn't have just two peacocks. They live in groups and establish a pecking order. With just two one will beat the other to death. You will start to see lots of chasing if it hasn't already started. I recommend minimum group of 5.
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cichlids are herbivoures



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Many african cichlids are herbivores... but many cichlids are not. Pike cichlids, oscars, peacock bass, angelfish, altolamprologus compressiceps are primarily carnivorous... to name a few.
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I just got two peacock cichlids today. I'm new to cichlids but I've done a lot of research. I just can't seem to find a clear answer on what to feed them and I don't trust the lfs. I did buy cichlid pellets and I already have good quality flake food for my community tank. Also have algae tabs for my otos. I also can't get a definite answer on if they're omnivores, herbivores, or carnivores. Whats the best food? Are they carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores?

+1 on keeping them in groups, and I'd recommend getting some Omega cichlids pellets, manly the African ones. And peacock cichlids are insectivores.


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