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    Hey, guys.

    Old time member (Full3R) who has been absent, but trying to make a comeback.

    Was curious what everyone's favourite fish foods are for their American Cichlids.

    I keep Uaru, Severums, Synspilum, Peacock Bass (Monoculus), Red Bay Snooks and a few more!

    I maintain a diet consisting mainly of Pellets, but incorporate a bit of frozen mix in also.

    Pellets:
    Ocean Nutrition
    -Omni Pellets
    -Vegi
    These two consist of a 70/30% mix which works out to be 80% of their dry food mix.
    The rest is made of up Skretting High Protein Floating Pellets.

    Frozen Food:
    Ocean Nutrition
    -Whole Mussel
    -Lance Fish
    -Tubifex Worms
    -Discus Dinner

    Fish Fuel
    -Beef Heart and Prawn

    My fish are absolute SPECIMENS!
    if I do say so myself, but the peacock bass tend to not be filling out or growing, and being my first two (8 Months with me) I'm not sure of their growth rates.
    I got them at about 8cm and they are between 22cm - 27cm.

    Another thing my Uaru love is bladed off algae!
    I tend not to clean my back wall, instead occasionally when the green growth is thick, use my Mag-Float to then scrape the algae off as the Uaru follow around lapping it up.

    Any suggestions, or input is well appreciated!
    thanks

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    I used Hikari for a while but now I've favorited Cobalt Aquatics Cichlid Pellets

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    Nice to see you. It has been a while.

    To answer your question. Frozen peeled shrimps all the way. (from the grocery store) The fish loves and thrives on it.

    They do get some live food and greens etc as well.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    [QUOTE=William;1451092]Nice to see you. It has been a while.

    To answer your question. Frozen peeled shrimps all the way. (from the grocery store) The fish loves and thrives on it.

    They do get some live food and greens etc as well.[/QUOTE
    !
    Mate, Hasn't it been some time?! Still playing cards or are you settled in one spot now?
    I think I was just 14 - 16 when we last really spoke. 10 years on!


    Definitely thought about incorporating the peeled prawns/shrimp in. Do you think there's any issue over feeding saltwater prawns/shrimp to freshwater fish? Always been cautious with feeding freshwater food to saltwater fish due to their unfamiliarity with digesting the tougher meats.

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    I am Settled in one spot these days. Still playing cards at times but nothing like before. What are you doing theses days?

    I have never experienced any problems using saltwater prawns/shrimp with freshwater fish. I feed it to fish of all sizes. Just adjust the size of the shrimp pieces. The only thing to think about is to avoid shrimp in any kind of salt brine.
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    Oh, good to hear!
    Well, in 2009 I began work in a Pet Store in the aquarium section. Moved to a supervising position and 1 month ago got picked up by another shop and I am now the Aquarium Coordinator between stores.

    Alrighty, good to know. I'm sure they'll love the change!

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