12-21-2013, 05:14 PM #11
I use the hikari food talldutchie mentioned for my mbuna tank. New life spectrum also has a cichlid pellet with a good protein % in it. Mine also like to eat floating plants too. I just toss them in when I thin them out from another tank.
12-21-2013, 07:09 PM #12
That Malawi doesn't look like a herbivore to me so I would guess you can feed a variety of foods, including proteins. This is a huge generalisation but herbivore Malawis/Tanganyikans tend to have a real underbite (top jaw juts forward from the lower jaw) as they rasp rocks for algae and such like.
Protein is important for juveniles. Do you not have any classic adult flake food? e.g. TetraMin? Just crumble that up finely and feed. + as others have suggested, spinach, lettuce etc. Romaine lettuce always goes down a treat and is one of the more nutritious lettuces."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
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12-21-2013, 10:55 PM #13
The foods I have are Top fin Large Medley and Small Medley, Betta Pellets, and Omega One Color Enhancing Flakes. The top Fin food (large) have freeze dried red shrimp, krill, and mysis shrimp. (Small) Freeze dried daphnia, mysis shrimp, and blood worms. The label says for carnivorous fish.
Only fresh veggies I have are peas. The rest are canned:sly:
Last edited by AquaLady; 12-21-2013 at 10:59 PM.
12-21-2013, 10:57 PM #14
So far I fed them some crushed peas. Here's what they look like.