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Old 11-18-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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What kind of food is best for African Cichlids?

I read that a variety of food is preferable, pellets, flacks and frozen foods.
I also read that blood worms or food with high proteins, are no good.

What do you feed your African Cichlids?
Do you prefer floating food or the ones that slowly drops to the bottom?
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:11 AM   #2
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I feed all of my fish NLS sinking pellets. The cichlid formula or Thera A. I have fed African cichlids this for many years without a single case of bloat or any other dietary issue.

There are a lot of people that believe that fish need a variety of food but there is no data that backs this up. Modern high quality foods are designed to offer an appropriate blend of nutrients in a single food.

The common African rift lake cichlids are primarily Aufwuchs feeders and should not be fed foods too high in protein.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:17 AM   #3
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JBL pellets, Flake, JBL Novo Tanganyika flake, frozen blood worm, frozen brine shrimp, any of these are good, I only feed frozen once a week, thaw out in a drop of tank water, hope this helps, never over feed as you may know.......
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I use NLS but for my Africans and Fry I feed Repashy products. I became such a fan that I've become a distributor for their food line.

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I might have to try that food. Good ingredients for A Ciclids.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:41 PM   #6
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Good salesman HUKIT, get them to buy from you.......lol
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:46 PM   #7
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I am just way too lazy for Repashy.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:55 PM   #8
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I fed Zucchini and Romaine Lettuce as well as Omega One foods.


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Ha. I don't keep Africans so I'm no help.
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I am just way too lazy for Repashy.
I know, boiling water really wears me out too lol.
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I know, boiling water really wears me out too lol.
The boiling, the mixing, the pouring.....

My laziness should never be underestimated.
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