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what is everyones experience with the different cichlid pellets out there? im looking particularly at New Life Spectrum, HBH Cichlid Attack or any other brand that you would recomend. im looking to upgrade to better quality pellet and am looking for one that will sell in bulk so im not constantly buying little jars
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NLS due to the low protein content.
 

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Dainichi Color FX :thumb:

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Does anyone else use TetraCichlid Mini Granules (or sticks)? My Mbuna have always loved this stuff, but it doesn't appear to be spirulina based (though there is algae meal). I pre-soak it in an effort to keep them from eating dry food and getting bloat (not sure how much this really helps, but I read it in the reviews section and figured it couldn't hurt, and doesn't take any extra effort really). Am I feeding my :fish: junkfood?

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New Life Spectrum is all I've ever used. I have good results with it but I know of 2 people that fed it to Blood Parrots and thier parrots lost their bright color. As soon as they switched to something else Hikari Gold, I think, the color came back. I still recommend NLS just not for blood parrots lol. You can order it online and I think in big buckets but I'm not sure it's that much of a savings price wise.
 

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is there anything bad about HBH Cichlid Attack? It's what I've used as it is readily available ... I also give weekly freeze dried kelp.

Any suggestions?

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nothing at all bad about hbh cichlid attack.. it is hbh's high protein cichlid food so if you have a lot of omnivores hbh 8 veggie blend is the perfect match to cover both needs...
 

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I have to admit I use NLS 1 mm pellets often. However I alternate it with Hikari Gold 3 mm pellets and grind them in a mortar and pestle to get a mix of larger sizes of granules as well as almost a powder to satisfy all sizes of fish. This mixture of foods seems to "acclimatise" all my wet friends so there is no problem if I can't source one of the brands for a few weeks (for whatever reason).
 

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I love Danichi, but there are just too many 'flavors' so I use NLS, and buy it in the 5lb tubs.
One food, all tanks.. though I do occasionally feed HBH Solt Spirilina and Krill formulas. The later also crushed up well for fry.

I think Danichi colors the fish up better, and offers better growth, but it's high protein can also lead to bloat if you're not careful.
 

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The only thing you have to be super concerned about with Tetra products is that they are preserved with some of the most toxic stuff on Earth! The preservatives, some of which are cancer causing, will stress out their livers. I feed Dainichi. :fish:
 

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NLS is what I prefer and my fish attack it. :) I just picked up a 5lb bucket for $57 shipped on eBay. I'll use Hikari Cichlid Excel here and there.
 

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NLS, Dainichi color FX, HBH attack, and Hikari cichlid excel.

I wanted to try a variety. I've noticed that the NLS and Dainichi are a close tie. They both get the same response from my fish. If i had to say which one was liked more, i'd have to go with the NLS. Who knows which is getting my fish to color up cuz i use all of them. I will also say that my fish are not very eager to eat the HBH. Dont know what it is, but they are almost reluctant to eat it, some even spit it out till they realize its all their getting at that feeding. After reading this post, i did test the HBH to the Dainichi. Hands down, the "D" was preferred.

I feed my fry a mix of Ocean Nutrition "spirulina flakes" and "cichlid omni formula flakes", and Ken's "growth formula" granules. My fry usually take to the different flakes right away and have some adjustment time to get used to Kens.

Anyway, if i had to pick two for all my fish, i'd pick the Dainichi and NLS!
 

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I use NLS cichlid formula, Dainichi Veggie F/X, OSI Spirulina flakes, and Omega one veggie flakes. This combo has always satisfied my fish and has helped them maintain great health.
 

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I have used Omega One foods, and really like them.

NLS, Dainichi and Hikari are all good foods.

I used the HBH Cichlid Attack until the recall a while back, and really like that as well. I always use HBH Veggie flake.

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