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Old 12-01-2015, 07:50 PM   #1
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What are some neat ways to interact with your african cichlids besides food

I have a spinning snoopy happy meal toy right by the glass that makes my african cichlids (especially my yellow labs) mesmerized. They usually swim right up to it. They act all excited.


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I demand to see such hilariousness.... Video, video, video. Haha.

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+1 We need video


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Lazer pointers. Also, +1 to demanding video

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Do this with my puffers sometimes. They love chasing it.

I was thinking maybe like a ping pong ball or something that floats with small holes in the bottom, then you can fill it with food so the fish have to knock it around to get a treat out of it. Just thinking aloud.
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I have a spinning snoopy happy meal toy right by the glass that makes my african cichlids (especially my yellow labs) mesmerized. They usually swim right up to it. They act all excited.


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The parrot cichlid at work follows fingers and even head butts/tries to bite the cleaning magnet. I can get him to turn upside down by circling with my finger as he tries to bite it through the glass haha


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ok here you go. I woke them up to shoot this vid. It's after 11 where I am.

https://youtu.be/0ggXS8poQ1s

I'll shoot a better one when they're wide awake near feeding time. How about some videos of you guys doing something cool with yours?
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Thats pretty darned cool.

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Discus just kinda...... Yeah.... They just swim and look pretty, lol. My old peacock cichlids would always watch king of the hill with me... Seriously.

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