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Old 08-02-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
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It really is amazing

how large African Cichlid mouths are. I just fed the 150 and was watching them afterwards. This small female that we have was going around gobbling up a lot of food. I found it odd considering she usually eats a piece then is satisfied. After about 15 minutes I see three orange balls float up from the bottom and hte female scurry off. Figured maybe the food was trapped somewhere and it was just released. Then about 5 minutes later she was alone in a corner and spit 9 pieces of food. Now, I'm not talking the small NLS pellets, we feed the Jumbo (4.5mm) pellets. I had no idea that their mouths were that big.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:45 PM   #2
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I guess she is like most kids. They take more than they can eat
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LOL, they can be piggies. Eyes are bigger than their stomachs are.
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They usually eat more than they can handle. I had a juvenile front before who died because he got food stuck in his mouth. When I took him out you could see the food stuck in his mouth. Be careful, when feeding. I know their mouth expands, but be sure the size of the food would be ok for their mouth size.
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Forget the food! I love how many fry they can hold! Glad humans don't do that
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