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HBH African Cichlid Attack!
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Product Description:
HBH African Cichlid Attack!African Cichlid Attack!™ provides the ideal balanced diet for carnivorous African cichlids – aggressive, greedy eaters that benefit from food rich in protein and vitamins. African Cichlid Attack™ is also perfect for any bottom scavenging cichlid because of its meaty sinking pellet mix that satisfies their natural cravings.
Product Specifications:
3.8 oz., 8.0 oz., 1.75 lbs.
User Ratings: (24 reviews)
Overall: 6.75
Value/Cost: 6.92
Effectiveness: 6.25
Quality: 6.83
Ease of use: 7.00
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tongareefer71 has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 February 18, 2010
"great"
on my peacocks,,which eat more meat than mbuna and are sand shifters in the wild they need to bottom feed.other foods didnt do the job. in imho no pellet works better. only better food would be live, as this is as good as frozen. the post claiming it sinks to fast,,well IT IS made to do this. mbuna and most other cichlids eat from all areas prefering top and middle of tank. peacocks and firemouths along with several other cichlids both african,south and central americans prefer to bottom feed. not to sound rude, but some posters might study yhe natural feeding habits of their fish, and get a smaller pellet size. All my peacocks over 1.5 inches love it with no issues at all.
Norse76 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 3.25/10 May 3, 2009
"The Fish Hate It"
Like mentioned befor they would follow it down on the first serving, but after that, they gave up. If I feed it too them now, it sinks to the bottom like a rock and sits there. Have to remove it with a net, the fish will not eat it.
aravan has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 3.75/10 December 16, 2008
"not impressed"
Disclaimer: the version i have is a red container; however same brand name and product name, possibly a newer version of the product or marketing. There is not much to say here. this product is not all that good. the pellets sink way to fast. the fish were interested in the first feeding or two but most of the fish spit half of it out. not sure why, maybe the pellets are to hard. after the first few feedings they really didn't eat them at all and just let them fall to the bottom. The only good thing i thought this product had was the lid had a easy to use top with an adjustable lid to control how much pellets would come out. but who really cares if the fish don't eat the food. i recomend buying something else
maxwell1295 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 5/10 November 29, 2006
"You can scratch a diamond with this stuff!"
My fish just watched it fall to the bottom. They tried to eat it, but it was not very palatable at all. I tried a few more times, but they weren't having any of it. It went right in the trash...didn't last a week.
newbeecichliddude has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10 April 4, 2005
"This is a good Back-up food"
Not the best, High on protein, good back up food, smaller cichlids have a hard time to eat this as it;s hard to chew and swallow
ObsessedWithFish has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 6/10 February 4, 2005
"There are better stuff out there."
My fronts eat it here and there, all of my other fish stay away from it completely. Now I just have a bottle that's going to collect dust.
Hongi has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 6.75/10 September 23, 2004
"Not the best."
My cichlids don't seem to "attack" this food like they do NLS and Omega One. As stated by other users, the pellets are very hard, they almost feel like gravel. The pellets sink very fast and my fish don't go to the bottom to eat them like they do with other foods that sink to the bottom. I was rather disappointed with this stuff.
110mixed has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 2.5/10 July 3, 2004
"clouds water"
i used it for about a week sinks to fast the uneaten food clouded water i didnt have a syno at the time
Morley Dotes has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 6.5/10 February 29, 2004
"It works"
My Fronts do not seem to mind it, but the pellets sink way too fast, and I find myself dropping them in a few at a time, otherwise the bottom of the tank gets filled with pellets. This is not my first choice for my fronts, but they don't seem to mind it.
tnvols2 has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 5/10 December 12, 2003
"Hit or Miss"
I made a mistake when I tried to use this as my sinking food. It sinks too quickly and it is too hard. Two of my fish loved the food, but the other 10 just spit it out and chose to turn their attention to the other types of food. I would not recommend it unless your bottom feeders are not getting enough food.
gdgates has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 7.75/10 August 24, 2003
"They love it......at last."
This and a can of cichlid flakes were the first food I bought for my first 30-gallon cichlid tank about 2 years ago. And I couldn't get anybody interested in it whatsoever. For some reason, when I upgraded to a 75-gallon, with many of the same fish, they can't seem to get enough of it. What makes it to the bottom is gobbled up by clown loaches. And I'm sure catfish, which I don't have currently, would love it as well. The smell is quite potent when you take the lid off!
has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 10/10
"A great supplement for africans!"
I have been using African Cichlid Attack for several years now. My mbuna love it as a once a week treat. The pellets do sink fast, but whatever is missed by the mbuna is gobbled up by my Synodontis multipunctatus.

I also use this occasionally as a treat for my eater eaters as the pellets sink fast and allow them to sift thru the sand for the food.
finz has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 6.25/10
"Hard as a rock, fish like it but it sinks fast!"
I have found that my fish spit it out unless I soak it for a bit. If you soak too long it falls apart though...
Jmalawi has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 8.25/10
""it's alright""
My fish are okay with these pellets but I wouldn't say they are the best. It kinda sinks to fast sometimes and my fish are unaware of it so it gets left on the bottom of the tank. O K but not the best.
Joefish has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 9/10
"Everything eats it"
All of my fish eat this stuff like its going out of style, i feed it two to three times a week and when i dump it in the tank there is never any left, everything comes out to eat everything!! just take a wiff of it...lol
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