I am still afraid to use NLS with my tropheus, because I had some demasoni get bloat from it... I have been using dainichi for 3-4 months now on multiple colonies of tropheus without a problem... Are you sure it was bloat with your julies? Guess it is possible, but probably something else.Cavy2 said:I'm afraid to use Dainichi Veggie Delux with my Tropheus. I tried this in my community tank, and the Julies got bloat. I was able to catch it early and cure them. I only gave it to them once every three days. I know others have had good success with it.
Some people have different experiences. I think accidental/unintential overfeedings is the culprit not the food itself. Personally I never ever had problems with Dainichi, just success with it. I never heard of it kill fish either.76dragon said:I hope the dainichi statement is not true. I just bought a buttload of dainichi and dropped some money on them. I've been using it for about 9 months with no issues.
Can you elaborate
Isn't just one daily 2-5 minute feeding with pellets too much?? Sounds like a lot to me. I'm a relative noob with Tropheus (< 1 yr) and trying to err on the side of caution perhaps, but their one daily pellet meal is in the 30-60 second range.Marduk said:Even with tropheus, one 2-5 minute feeding should be plenty as opposed to easily digestable flakes which should be fed more often...
It took a lot of convincing and braveness for me to switch from HBH veggie graze to dainichi. But I'm glad I did, they love it. 8) I did try NLS at one point, but my fish looked at it and then looked at me all googly-eyed... 1mm must just be too small for my adult trophs I guess. :lol:noddy said:I'm not saying don't use dainichi, It's just that on a local forum here, some people were complaining that they had switched over to dainichi and lost a fair number of fish. Because of this, I wouldn't use it. Chances are, it was the switch that caused the problem, not the food itself. To be quite honest, it took a fair bit of convincing before I would use nls. I feed 1 tsp of nls cichlid formula to around 50 trophs once a day, if I let them eat for 5 mins at a time, they would eat the whole pail. :lol: