Same problem here.....Just don't feed them as much or try fasting them 1 day a week.
It's a poop stopping trick that has worked for me but sadly Im breeding now so I have to feed my fish well and do daily water changes..oh and clean up the 1 - 2" poop + dead plants.
Try a varied diet of flake food, crushed cichlid pellets, and live foods like brine or blood worms. Don't forget the live or pelleted algae or live plants.
Last edited by TankMAster; 02-24-2010 at 07:58 AM..
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