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Fishylover27 06-28-2011 12:30 PM

cichlid eating peas??
 
Hey(: I was just wondering....could my african cichlids eat peas?? If so, what kind...... thanks in advance:-D:-D:-D:-D

Fishylover27

bettababy 06-29-2011 02:22 AM

They can, if they will. The peas should be fresh or fresh/frozen, not canned. They should be blanched to remove the outer shell and only the mushy insides should be offered to the fish. Be forewarned, peas can make quite a mess of water quality, so lots of water changes if/when you offer this for food... the sooner after feeding the better. Also note, this should not be their staple diet, simply one of many foods they should be offered/given. A good pellet food such as Spectrum New Life pellets should make up a large part of their diet to be sure they are getting well balanced nutrition. They will also eat some types of hair algae, algae sheets, formula 1 frozen food & brine shrimp, all of which is good for them for a rounded diet. Avoid high protein foods such as worms.

Fishylover27 06-29-2011 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by bettababy (Post 716295)
They can, if they will. The peas should be fresh or fresh/frozen, not canned. They should be blanched to remove the outer shell and only the mushy insides should be offered to the fish. Be forewarned, peas can make quite a mess of water quality, so lots of water changes if/when you offer this for food... the sooner after feeding the better. Also note, this should not be their staple diet, simply one of many foods they should be offered/given. A good pellet food such as Spectrum New Life pellets should make up a large part of their diet to be sure they are getting well balanced nutrition. They will also eat some types of hair algae, algae sheets, formula 1 frozen food & brine shrimp, all of which is good for them for a rounded diet. Avoid high protein foods such as worms.


thanks soo much bettababy:-P:-P:-P I appreciate your help:-);-)


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