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    Hey all! I finally added a fish other than corydoras to my 40g breeder. It is an Electric blue acara. So far so good, it is switching between rock caves maybe trying to find a space it likes? I was wondering if you guys could give me recommendations on food brands and types.

    So far I just have foods for my cories, including hikari sinking wafers, Fluval Bug Bites, Aquatic Blends Shrimp & Krill mix, Frozen Brine Shrimp, and Live white worms.

    What can I add for the new one? Which cichlid foods and brands are best? I'm so used to pellets and wafers, but do i need flakes or something like that? Or freeze dried? I used to have freeze dried brine shrimp, but it was so hard to sink for the cories that I just threw it out.

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    I was going to post an interesting video I had just seen and I noticed that there had been no responses to this post. Hopefully you have seen other posts recommending different foods and this thread has several good suggestions - http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=128115

    Here also is the video I found interesting regarding freeze dried foods


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    I still stand by what I wrote in that food thread. I stick with NLS, NorthFin, Omega One. I feed the bug bites only once a week since I found out peas were not great as a staple food. But I love the black soldier fly ingredient and so do my fish!

    That video reminded me of my angelfish in my 90g about two weeks ago. I must have overfed, or he overrate, but when the lights turned on, he was nose down just like that discus. It was very stressful and I had never seen anything like that it and out of no where. I didn't move him because he was fighting to swim anyway, and I didn't think it was anything contagious. So I have an acrylic breeder box that I placed in the aquarium and put him inside so he was protected from the other angelfish. I added a ceiling of water lettuce so he could relax without floating and drying out.

    The only thing in the vid I wasn't sure of is using sodium chloride salt and just dumping it in without dissolving first. It's sodium magnesium salt that helps a fish expel it's fluids.

    I didn't use any salt at all and just let him be overnight, nice and safe in the box close to the filter flow. The very next day he was upright in the box with a bunch of poop on the box floor. I was able to let him go free and now he's the second alfa male. He doesn't breed, but he rushes all the other angelfish away from a feeding area. The guy loves his food lol.

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    Sorry we missed your post @Pariss
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Sorry we missed your post @Pariss
    lol it's okay, and it took me just as long to notice that you noticed that no one replied to my post.

    Luckily I was able to find some more info on feeding, but still open to any more advice.

    I added Northfin sinking cichlid pellets, omega one cichlid flakes, and Hikari Freeze dried tubifex worms. I got those last two mainly because of a big fiasco I had with the new Acara and my beloved ORIGINAL (2 year +) cory cat. Needed some floating only foods that he could have multiple times a day and have to himself.... to avoid any issues... was a tough time and still recovering..

    On another note, i want to get Omega one Catfish pellets too because the ingredients look nicer than the hikari ones. I used to have them a long time ago and never replaced them because they favored the hikari.. but i do like brownies better than brussel sprouts

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    Haha @brussel sprout vs. Brownies.

    I found out Hikari often uses corn and other protein fillers. I stopped feeding Hikari Gold all together. Peas and corn can cause digestive issues long term! The best quality foods should only have one filler such as wheat, soybean and potato starch.
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    Yeah I agree, I don't like the ingredients at all for the hikari pellets. The freeze dried I dont mind because it's mostly just worms with some added supplements. I don't like the bug bite ingredients either but there's not many insect foods I can find for them. It's mostly shrimp pellets I am finding

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    Oh ok. I liked the ingredients in the bug bites until I found out peas were not good long term. I still feed them, but no more than once per week. I mean, ppl use green peas to feed constipated fish, now and then I think is ok. But Hiikari gold doesn't have other impressive ingredients either like Bug bites' black soldier fly larvea.

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