Fish & Aquarium Supplies: Cichlid Food - Doctors Foster and Smith
Aquarium Cichlid Fish Foods: Hikari Cichlid Gold - Drs. Foster and Smith
Omega One Medium Cichlid Pellets Floating Fish Food offers medium-size, color enhancing floating pellets for your cichlids to thrive on. These pellets contain great nutrition with natural protein and unsurpassed palatability.
Feed your herbivorous Cichlid a diet rich in the nutrients they need with Tetra Pro Veggie Large Pellets Cichlid Fish Food. Algae is an essential part of a Cichlids diet in the wild. Tetra Pro Veggie Large Pellets Cichlid Fish Food combines concentrated algae with a staple diet to give your Cichlid complete and balanced nutrition. It includes precise amounts of select vitamins to support immunity and the floating pellets encourage natural foraging behaviors.
Aquarium Cichlid Fish Foods: Hikari Cichlid Excel
Cichlid Fish Food and Pellets | Tetra Aquarium
COLOR SUPREME is highly enriched with 100% pure cultured spirulina, krill, and montmorillonite clay. This formula contains all and nutrients designed to of your cichlids. With five separate applications of color enhancers, including two types of spirulina algae, COLOR SUPREME promotes optimum color in a short period of time, while providing your fish with a, well balanced diet that maintains overall health and beauty. As in all Dainichi foods, there is calcium montmorillonite clay to simulate the natural ingestion of mineral particles and to bind and neutralize metabolic toxins. Fully potent vitamins, digestive enzymes and garlic ensure that the fish are healthy and free of internal parasites. Furthermore, the scouring action of the clay enhances the rejuvenation of the digestive tract which when combined with only two sources of starch (flour as binder and wheat germ as a ntural source of vitamin E and B) ensures the maximum rate of digestion and assimilation of nutrients.Variety is also important to keep in mind. It's not necessary to feed several different brands/preparations of food to your fishes if you have a good quality flake or pellet. I feed my herbivorous fish primarily Spirulina supplemented with frozen peas, romaine lettuce, spinach, and a color-optimizing fish meal-based flake/pellet food. For my piscivorous fish, I again feed a Spirulina-based flake (or pellet depending upon the fishes' size), supplemented with brine shimp flakes, shrimp pellets, and krill. Spirulina is their main staple (70%). I tend to avoid frozen foods and live foods - these are usually not necessary for african cichlids in my opinion.Yet another 'fusco'. Unlike the male in the above photo, which was switched to Dainichi food as an adult, this particular fish was raised on our foods from a length of three inches. This young male is a typical example of what coloration a common and inexpensive cichlid can attain with the proper diet. Fuscotaeniatus will certainly eat just about any type and brand of food offered to it, however, the intense blue coloration will only result from a spirulina-rich diet such as As you most likely know, African cichlids are very territorial. This is because in nature, they establish territories to ensure their survival in these crowded conditions. With their own territory, they have a spot to graze and to prey on small invertebrates in the sand or mud. Fish which consume the same food are driven off for obvious reasons. Females are only allowed into a male's territory if she is willing to mate. And males of the same species are driven off because they are competiting for breeding with the females, in addition to competing for the same foods. By keeping your fish well-fed, you can control and manipulate their aggression. That is why I feed them 3-4 times a day. Or you could feed them less often, but a little more each time. (You can also curb aggression by heavily stocking your tank -- this way, not one fish takes all the damage, and cichlids tend to lose each other more easily in the crowd. If you are going to heavily stock your tank, make sure your filter can handle to load!)