08-15-2012, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Chr1s
African's will do better with commercial cichlid pellet such as New life Spectrum,Hikari cichlid pellet's which contain a fair amount of algae, fruit's, and or vegetable matter.(natural part of diet)
Animal proteins are not good for them and often lead to bloated sick fish, for their digestive sytem is not geared for this type of diet.
Store bought feeder's of any kind should be avoided due to possible diseases being transmitted to otherwise healthy fish. Much more nutritionaly safer food's offered on the market today that has all but eliminated, the need to use live feeder's except by those who derive some sort of pleasure from offering them.
Bit's of krill,shrimp,talapia fillet, are used by most who offer animal proteins to fishes that need it along with afore mentioned pellet food's.