Formulated for specific diet requirements of cichlids. Nutritionally balanced for consistent growth, palatability and beautiful color. The naturally occurring probiotic bacteria strains Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis in a concentration of 1,000,000 CFU/g have been incorporated into every flake, improving digestion, resulting in less waste in the aquarium. In addition, each formula also includes the signature Cobalt BLUE flake that is super-packed with immunostimulants and a triple-vitamin boost which help the fish fight off disease and helps keep it in top shape and color. Will not cloud water.
I feed my Tangs and my smaller Malawi fish this flake food as a supplement to my pellet foods, and they seem to like it. I like the flakes so far as they are very large, but will see later on as I get to the bottom part of the container as usually flake food is usually powdery and small near the bottom
The only negative I have with this food is that it has a Demasoni on the front and at the time I was new with Mbuna and had a Demasoni along with others so I picked up the food. I lost a few fish due to over feeding with this product. I since switched to NLS because of its lower protein and haven't had anymore bloat deaths. I still use the Cobalt flake and highly recommend it but feed it sparingly to Malawi fish.
I have been using the Cobalt Cichlid Flake since it debuted at ACA 2011 in July. I keep Central Americans such as Cryptoheros sp. "Honduran Red Point" and F1 Thorichthys aureus "gold", I have been raising these fish from roughly 3/4 of an inch and they are right on schedule in growth rate and the color is spectacular. I normally rotate between the Cichlid flake and the Pro Breeder Flake with the Central Americans and the South Americans. As far as South Americans go I keep Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (Blue Ram), Apistogramma cacatuoides, and Pterophyllum scalare (angels). I have both wild caught rams (from Columbia) and Florida bred rams. I currently have a batch of 50+ fry from a wild cross pair. The angels have spawned a couple of times and eaten the eggs but that is to be expected from a young pair. These fish have all been fed Cobalt flake and the color of the fish and willingness to spawn have been spectacular. I also feed the Cichlid Flake to my Protomelas sp. "Steveni Taiwan" and Cyrtocara moorii (seperate tanks to ensure no hybrids). I currently have a batch of fry from each species. Cobalt is my #1 choice of food right now. I hope to see pellets or sticks in the near future so I can feed the food to my larger fish. I believe there is a checklist of 3 needs to raise great fish: quality breeding stock, good water quality, and quality food. You can check off quality food on the list if you are using Cobalt.
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