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.
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.
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.
Disclaimer: the version i have is a red container; however same brand name and product name, possibly a newer version of the product or marketing.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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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