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Old 01-17-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Spirulina Flake for mbunas

I feed my mbunas NLS cichlid formula (32% protein) and a low-protein/high-spirulina pellet made by my LFS. My mbuas aren't very excited about the low-protein pellet, so I was thinking about getting some Spirulina 20 Fish Food Flakes to feed my cichlids. I noticed though that the minimum protein content is 45% and the first ingredient is salmon meal, not spirulina. How safe is this for mbunas? Any bloat problems with its usage?

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Ingredients:
Salmon Fish Meal, Spirulina Algae Meal, Soy Flour, Wheat Flour, Brewers Dried Yeast, Corn Starch, Dried Krill Meal, Shrimp Meal, Plankton Meal, Lecithin, Vegetable Oil, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (stabilized Vitamin C).

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min)... 45.0%
Crude Fat (min)... 4.0%
Crude Fiber (max)... 3.0%
Moisture (max)... 8.0%
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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It would probably be ok in small amounts. Omega one makes a flake aswell and I've used it with no problems. You can also go to a all natural food store and buy Spirulina
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This link may help you.out to because I think you'll have to mix it with something Cichlid Food Recipes
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This link may help you.out to because I think you'll have to mix it with something Cichlid Food Recipes
This is a great link to make some excellent, and different cichlid foods. I love it. Thank you Andrew !
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #5
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Try nutrafin max spirulina flake.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
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Theres oti spirulina flake food aswell
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