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Old 09-29-2004, 07:53 AM   #1
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I finally got new fish, but...

My 20 gal finally cycled so I moved my 8 danios, opaline gourami, and 3 serpae tetras over to the 20 gal. I left the two small CAEs in the 65 gal tank.

I went and bought a Auratus and a Blue Jewel cichlid.

Question: These are my first cichlids. I bought "Medium cichlid pellets". They dont seem to even notice them floating at the top. These guys are only about 2" big right now. Am I feeding them the right thing? Will they eventually notice the pellets? I only put like 5 pellets in. Am I supposed to be feeding them flakes instead?

#2: The CAEs seem to follow the Auratus around a lot. Is that normal and OK? They seem to be very interested in what she's doing.

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Old 09-29-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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Those pellets are probably too large for the fish for now. Try flake for now, and frozen as well as live foods - the auratus is a carnivore and extremely aggressive, btw.

Also, as a juvie it will have female coloration but it could be a male. Don't know how it will do with the jewel, but provide plenty of rockwork. You probably already know these things and I apologize for answering more than what you asked!
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blood worms, feeders, flake, pellets, dried shrimp, and so on.
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yeah, those pellets are too big for them. I used flakes and also they sell granules as the major source of their diet when they were small. IME they won't eat medium sized pellets until they are over 4".
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