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hikari cichlid staple vs hikari cichlid gold ?

Postby will231017 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:08 am

which one is better for african cichlids ?
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Re: hikari cichlid staple vs hikari cichlid gold ?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:30 am

Carnivore, omnivore or herbivore?
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Re: hikari cichlid staple vs hikari cichlid gold ?

Postby wolfemitch » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:40 am

This is just a personal choice, but I stay away from foods that have "fish meal" in the ingrediants. I look for the "whole" ingredients like Whole Salmon, Whole Herring, Whole Shrimp, Fresh Kelp, and the only place I find these "whole" ingredients is with Omega One Foods. Both their flakes and pellets have these ingredients. I haven't compared in a couple of years but I believe the Omega One line is less expensive than the Hikari.
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Re: hikari cichlid staple vs hikari cichlid gold ?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:02 am

Exactly. First you have to determine what fish you are trying to feed and what their requirements are. A carnivore may be fine with a higher protein food, but a herbivore may not. Africans can be either.

Then you have to look at the ingredients and choose the highest quality. Another ingredient to avoid is too much flour or other kinds of meal. I have had personal success with New Life Spectrum Cichlid Formula for all my tanks.
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75G Calvus, Petricola
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Re: hikari cichlid staple vs hikari cichlid gold ?

Postby Chester B » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:59 am

Personally I don't like Hikari products for the afore mentioned reasons. I like the Omega one flakes and also use Northfin pellets and Xtreme pellets.
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