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I have a Tropheus duboisi in with my mixed cichlid tank, I have been feeding all my fish spectrum 3mm pellets, cichlid attack 1mm pellets and a good quality flake food. Also krill, and plankton as a treat. *** been told that under no circumstances should I be feeding my tropheus anything but veggie flakes. I have been feeding him this stuff for a while now and he says that I am really lucky that he doesnt have bloat. I bought veggie flakes and started feeding it to them as well, and he hates it? I have heard many people feeding there troupheus these types of food, and never heard much about bloat unless they over feed, lack of water changing, just bad care in general. I guess I would like to know if what I am doing is okay and or if I should just add the veg as well. Also does the veg food benifit my other cichlids. Thank you
 

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is the veggie flake really made out of veggies? check to see if the first ingredient is fish meal...
Your troph will be fine on the spectrum as long as you're not over feeding him.
 

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There are very few totally veggie flake about (many have fish meal in them (nothing very wrong in that)) the pure algae products are possibly too veggie for Tropheus if used alone.

Troph become pretty adapted to normal aquarium fair pretty quickly (50% reduction in gut length) They are mainly veggie (at times) in the wild because that is all they can get.

Stomach contents of wild fish are pretty miss leading, veggie stuff stays longer in the gut and a large number of wild Troph die of malnutrition.

Just avoid extreams of diet for tank Troph and you will be fine.

Some guys like to add some veggie food because they worry that there is not enough roughage in pellets and flake. To be honest I have found no evidence for this but still tend to include some veggie food. :? :)
 

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Thank you, Im not shure if the food is made out of veggies. Atleast this gives me piece of mind.
 
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