02-22-2012, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rrcoolj
I would look into a good staple cichlid pellet first. Some good brands are xtreme, NLS(new life spectrum), and hikari cichlid gold. I recommend NLS. This should be your fish's staple. You can supplement several times a week with meaty foods. No more than 3 I would say. Blood worms are ok but there are better options. Krill is a great source of protein and I highly recommend it. You may also feed other "veggie" pellets if you want a couple times a week. Make sure you read the label as with human foods. Just because it says "sprinula" does not mean it is. For example I used to feed sprinula flakes too my fish thinking they were getting an extra source of veggie matter. I found out from reading the label one day that there was actually less sprinula in the flakes than there was in my NLS.
I finally got some NLS. I dropped a few pellets, but the Kribs just went to the sinking pellets and moved on. They are quite colorful and active, aut aren't eating....may be they just aren't hungry? Or do they eat less than my Platies? (I feed the platies and danios 3-4 times)
I remember that the Kribs wolfed down any flakes hitting the bottom on the day I got them.