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Sharon Sharon is offline
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Location: Newfoundland, Canada
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Default Re: What should i feed my malawi cichlids?

I feed mine twice a day, as smaller frequent feeds are best. I feed flakes in the morning and pellets at night. Cichlids require some green food... they do eat algae. Spirulina is a good option for green food. Flake food gives a combo of plant and animal protein. Avoid feeding high fat and high meat protein. I've read that blood worms can cause Malawi bloat so I only feed that occasionally.

Ashmar - what size tank do you have and how big will your cichlids grow? I have a 29 gallon with two blue kenyis and two yellow labs. I will definitely have to re-home the kenyis or get a bigger tank.

5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories