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Hey,

I now have 10 Mbuna of approx 1.5 to 2 inches each. How much food should I be feeding and how often..?
Also what size pellets - 1mm? 2mm?
 

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Fish of that size a 1mm pellet should be fine; I feed once a day as much as they can eat in about a minute. Smaller fish like yours that are growing you may want to feed a little less twice a day. I use 3mm pellets for my adult fish.
 

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I use 1mm pellets for all fish unless they are over 8 inches. And even then I only tried 3mm because I suspected the fish was blind or partially blind.

My pellets never hit the substrate.
 

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Not sure what you can get in the UK but favorites here include New Life Spectrum Cichlid Formula 1mm sinking pellets or Northfin Cichlid Formula 1mm sinking pellets.
 

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Feed full grown fish once a day. Feed juveniles twice a day. Feed fry 3 times a day. Each feeding, give as much as the fish can fully eat in 3 minutes. Try to distribute food around the tank so that all fish get some. If you notice some of your fish scratching (flashing) at any time, cut down on the feeding.
 

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I use 1mm NorthFin Veggie pellets and my small Mbunas go crazy for it. They never hit the bottom. I also give them fresh spinach that I freeze first to soften them. So much fun watching them shred pieces from it.
 

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I use 1mm NorthFin Veggie pellets and my small Mbunas go crazy for it. They never hit the bottom. I also give them fresh spinach that I freeze first to soften them. So much fun watching them shred pieces from it.
Maybe I'll try some spinach, I tried peas, they messed with them but didn't eat them.
 

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Hi,
I will give only 3mm of food, Because they don't have limit in taking food. If they eat much they die. So don't give much food to your fishes.
 
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