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Trophues food

Postby andrewe1985 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:57 am

Hi
does food that contain Garlic help to combat bloat in tropheus. I had my first case of it lost a few not sure why maybe i feed them to much.

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Re: Trophues food

Postby noddy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:09 am

Not sure if it helps with bloat but I fed all my Trophs NLS cichlid formula and NLS thera+A(contains garlic).
IMO, bloat is most often caused by stress, usually resulting from aggression.
What are you feeding them and how much?
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Re: Trophues food

Postby punman » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:25 am

I have had groups of tropheus twice in my fishkeeping.
I never lost an adult and had groups of 25-30 in a 90 gallon.
No other species but tropheus in the tank.
NLS cichlid formula was all they got.
Was my success the food type, the tank size, or the large groups? I have no idea but it worked.
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Re: Trophues food

Postby JimA » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:06 pm

I don't think garlic matters when it comes to bloat, but it certainly doesn't hurt either. Consistent diet/feeding and water changes and a good food can all be keys in not getting bloat. I have had my Tropheus going on 6 or 7 years now I think, and never had a case, knock on wood! I use to feed NLS exclusively then got tired of paying for it, plenty of other foods out there that are just as good IMO. You just have to check ingredients and fillers.

I have been using this both pretty good products.

http://www.yourfishstuff.com/yfs-veggivore-flakes

http://www.yourfishstuff.com/yfs-green-supreme
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Re: Trophues food

Postby DJRansome » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:37 pm

I think it is an issue of managing aggression more than feeding a particular food. Maybe you didn't even KNOW you had aggression.
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Re: Trophues food

Postby andrewe1985 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:46 am

Hi
I feed them JBL Spirulina Flake once a day.
I had 2 groups 10 Red Moliro & 10 Polli. Now i am down to 5 Moliro.
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Re: Trophues food

Postby noddy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:44 am

andrewe1985 wrote:Hi
I feed them JBL Spirulina Flake once a day.
I had 2 groups 10 Red Moliro & 10 Polli. Now i am down to 5 Moliro.


It doesn't sound like you were overfeeding them. If I was to take a guess without knowing any of the facts, I would say aggression due to low numbers.
Even though you had 20 Trophs, you still had colonies of ten fish.
What size tank are they in.
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Re: Trophues food

Postby andrewe1985 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:04 am

5ft tank.
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