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Discussion in 'Food, Water & Health' started by AfricanCichlid, May 2, 2012.

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    can you feed a african cichlids live food. if you can what?


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    African cichlids is a pretty broad category. For Haps and Peacocks pretty much any worms(black worms, small earthworms, even occasional white worms) can work. They are too rich for most mbuna. I think that you can daphnia and shrimp to any African cichlids.

    Live fish are not usually beneficial to feed to African cichlids.
     
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    There are a lot of different fish...with different requirements...in Africa.

    For "mixed African cichlids" I'd stick with NLS and stay away from live food (other than algae)...

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    All my Africans will eat the little feeder gold fish.they love it


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    Just because they will eat them, does not mean it is the best diet. Mbuna are vegetarian, so feeders are entirely inappropriate for them. Some Haplochromis are fish-eaters, but the dangers of disease from feeders outweigh the benefits. If you want to feed feeders, you should raise your own.
     

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