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Re: Another Feeding Question

Postby Aaron S » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:53 pm

I throw quite a bit in the tank and it is all eaten by something, so how much each individual fish gets, I don't know. I think 20 of those pellets is reasonable. I feed once per day (and sometimes skip days). Just watch their stomachs after you feed them and make sure they aren't too chubby and that everyone is getting something. The problem will always be that one fish that eats all the food while others are left with scraps.
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Re: Another Feeding Question

Postby aausa1983 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:38 am

So, I started feeding a lot more starting in December. I fed probably 3 times what I was feeding and the cichlids have noticeably grown. As I mentioned before, I got a lot of them when they were around 2 inches to 2.5 inches. Here are their current sizes. I have had them since April. I know it's hard to determine if the growth is accurate, but any input would be appreciated if something does stick out so that I do or don't continue with the current feeding regimen.

Blue Regal (male) - 4 inches
Blue Neon (male) - 3.5 inches
Flameback (male) - 3+ inches
Yellow Lab (male) - 3.5 inches
Mbuna hybrid (male) - 3.75+ inches
Yellow Tail Acei (male) - 3.75 inches
Blue Moorii (???) - 3.5 inches
Red Empress (female???) - 3.75+ inches
Dragon Blood (female) - 3.25 inches
White Lab (female) - 2.75 inches
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Re: Another Feeding Question

Postby DJRansome » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:03 pm

Are their bellies curved inward, outward or flat?

Water quality may have more to do with growth than food.
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Re: Another Feeding Question

Postby aausa1983 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:51 am

DJRansome wrote:Are their bellies curved inward, outward or flat?

Water quality may have more to do with growth than food.


Here are some pics I took today. http://share.pho.to/Acop5
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Re: Another Feeding Question

Postby DJRansome » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:37 am

They look well fed. The yellow lab looks a little stubby and/or chubby...maybe just the angle? And the flameback looks a little skinny, probably too timid for the group.
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Re: Another Feeding Question

Postby aausa1983 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:52 pm

DJRansome wrote:They look well fed. The yellow lab looks a little stubby and/or chubby...maybe just the angle? And the flameback looks a little skinny, probably too timid for the group.


Thanks. Yes, I found out the little guy doesn't like NLS. Once I switched to Hikari, he lit up. Before that, he was completely gray.

Based on your experience, does their growth look sufficient to you at this point (after owning them 9-10 months)?
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