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Hi I have started out with Mbuna cichlids I also have a catfish but the cichlids eat the food so fast. How do I feed the catfish or will it be ok munching on what it can find alge etc.
 

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Are you feeding flake or sinking foods?

What catfish do you have?

You can try feeding 1 hour before or 1 hour after the lights go out.
 

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Slow sinking pellets, I've tryed putting in pellets to big for cichlids and it just causes two hours of fights over the pellet. Will try an hour after lights out. Will malawis wake and eat in the dark or just leave it??
 

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The cichlids shouldn't wake once the tank and room are dark. You could also try feeding at opposite ends of the tank though most cichlids are pretty greedy when it comes to food.
 

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I use a 1/2" diameter PVC pipe about 2' long. I put the end of the pipe near where my catfish like to hang out and slide the pellets right down to them. My Mbuna are kind of freaked out by the Synodontis, so once the food is near them they stay away.
 
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