08-24-2014, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Tolak
The NLS mentioned is good as a staple, as would be a quality flake such as Omega One. Bloodworms are a real protein heavy food, use them more as a treat or a supplement. Add some frozen brine shrimp to the mix for a bit of roughage & you should be good to go.
Actually if the OP intends to keep the Africans (really shouldn't as they thrive in very hard water with marine salt in it.. Plus need a social structure that doesn't form the same way with these other cichlids ) no bloodworms !! The yellow labs are Mbuna .. Which are highly prone to Malawi bloat( which kills them )when fed such proteins . They're herbivores but can handle proteins from crustaceans . They are more peaceful then most Mbuna but that's relative .. A "peaceful mbuna " is not necessarily peaceful when compared to South American cichlids . They should stay relatively peaceful till they hit about 2inches . If they remain peaceful then that means they aren't thriving .