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Old 06-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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peacock cichlid treats / air

I have 8 peacocks and a yellow lab. What would be a good occasional treat for them? I have a hang on back filter for now. Does this provide enough oxygen in the water? I'll be getting a canister soon. Will I need to get a bubbler when I use that kind? Thank you for your help =)

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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Your don't need air with a HOB filter. It wouldn't be a bad idea if you're switching to a canister to have just one (use both)..unless you are going to keep the HOB on it too (which I would do) plus it has your beneficial bacteria on it..you don't want to just get rid of it.
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I feed mine frozen brine shrimp on occasion. With a solid dry food they don't need anything else but I like to change it up. When you switch to a canister if you output isn't creating enough surface agitation then you may need a bubbler. If you keep the hob you should be fine without one. I would keep the hob just for the extra filtration
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
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I feed mine frozen brine shrimp on occasion. With a solid dry food they don't need anything else but I like to change it up. When you switch to a canister if you output isn't creating enough surface agitation then you may need a bubbler. If you keep the hob you should be fine without one. I would keep the hob just for the extra filtration
What other occasional treats is there? I've heard of veggie clips? Are they a good snack..? Or bloodworms? I'm still a noob to non-flake foods
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I feed mine veggies like peas on occasion as well
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I feed mine veggies like peas on occasion as well
What kind? Fresh out of a can? Does it make a mess..?
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What kind? Fresh out of a can? Does it make a mess..?
You can do fresh or heat some frozen up. Make sure you mush em up a bit too if they don't eat them(too big/depending on fish size), sometimes they have to sink then and be smaller.
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But yes, bloodworms are a good "treat"..it would take alot of brine to give them a good treat..unless if they're smaller. Could do a rare treat of some small feeders too..
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