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Postby Robinhud » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:43 pm

Hi I have a 75 gal. with Acei, Labs, Zebras ect to a total of 15 fish all 2"-2.5" long. My tank is also planted and they pick all day. This morning I added a 2"x3" piece of green algae sheet on a clip to the tank and in 15 minutes they had over half eaten and continued to feed on it. Do I have to worry that they are going to end up bloated or are they really that hungery and I have been starving them. I did a water change yesterday and there colors are amazing today after eating so I would say they are happy just a little concerned.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby tanker3 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:57 pm

Mbunas are natural pickers in nature and spend almost their entire day picking and eating. When us humans feed them, we feed them one or 2 big meals a day.

Bloat, IMO, does not come from over eating, but from poor water condition and eating the wrong foods.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby Robinhud » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:22 pm

1hour 10 minutes completely gone
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Postby DJRansome » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:36 pm

Also you are not starving them unless they have concave bellies.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby Robinhud » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:02 pm

thanks it has been quiet a while since I raised fish many things forgotten. I gave them a second piece this evening and they gobbled it up as well. Nice to know I found a food they are so fond of.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby Robinhud » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:51 pm

wow this morning when I got home from work my fish were just amazing color wise my Acei were so blue they looked almost black. I can not say for sure but there may of been some breeding going on last night - early this morning. does food by itself really have that kind of effect or was timing as much a factor?
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby DJRansome » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:43 pm

I've never seen food cause a reaction like that. Water change, yes. Food no.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby Robinhud » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:34 pm

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This is why I wanted a cichlid tank people say saltwater is the only way to go, I say they have more money than brains.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby Robinhud » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:45 pm

The red Zebra in center background scale are taking and irridecent cast to them. Is it turning blue as a male?
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Postby Robinhud » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:46 pm

The red Zebra in center background scale are taking and irridecent cast to them. Is it turning blue as a male?
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby DJRansome » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:35 pm

If it is a line bred red zebra (most are) then yes it is likely the blue sheen indicates a male...but they will not turn all the way blue. Pale peach.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby Robinhud » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:08 pm

Christmas Fulu - Xystichromis phytophagus would this fish do well with my others shown here.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby tanker3 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:21 pm

IMO, no. Victorians are usually not as aggressive as Mbunas.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby DJRansome » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:20 pm

Especially THAT Victorian...it is timid and ideally you would put it in a single species tank.
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Re: under Fead ?

Postby Robinhud » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:06 am

Would a male and 3 female do well in a 35 tall tank by themselves then?
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