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Old 07-20-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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More varied diet.

I currently feed my cichlids Spirulina flakes, cichlid flakes, and frozen brine. I am looking for one more type of food to feed them since I am going to the LFS soon. Last time I got blood worms but soonafter learned it was a mistake . The types of cichlids are in my signature.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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try some different fozen foods. I feed my cichlids frozen plankton once a week. THey love it. You could also feed them peas (with the shell taken off and cut up to fit inside their mouths). I feed my fish cut up spinach alot too.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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Yeah I forgot to mention I've been giving some peas for my labs to grow, but I only did it twice so far lol.
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keep doing it once in a while. Look at some of the food meant for saltwater fish. They usually just contain more spirulina than other types of food and are good for cichlids. Everyone in my aquarium club feeds SW food to africans.
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I would give varied veggies. Mine love zucchini.
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best food for your fish would be new life spectrum best food on the market gives them great coloring and is very good for there digestive tract
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I'll second the New Life Spectrum pellets. They're great for coloring up your cichlids. I've yet to own a cichlid that didn't go nuts for NLS. They're pretty compact, so probably feed gradually when trying it out for the first time.
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How about cyclops? You can get them freeze dried too...
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why would you say blood worms is a bad idea ?
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Supposedly it is bad for the Zebras.
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