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I will be getting my first neolamprologus multis in a few weeks and would like to know what you recommend feeding them. Do they come up to the top to eat or do the pellets/flakes need to sink? I would like to be prepared before I get them. What do you feed the young?
I keep hearing about NLS food but have never seen it locally. So I would have to order it and since I am not sure what it looks like I am asking here.
Thanks for any help given. :-?
 

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I feed mine New Life Spectrum cichlid formula which looks like this: http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsU...382499/cl0/newlifespectrumcichlidformula150gr. Look at LFS instead of chain stores. I have seen it at LFS here, but I bought mine online.

I also feed NLS grow pellets, which are smaller.

For fry I feed crushed up Hikari Cichlid gold or NLS cichlid pellets. The larger ones can eat the NLS grow.

I think any small cichlid pellet would work. Regular tropical pellets would work as an alternative or something to add variety.

Mine will eat flakes at times, but not as voraciously as they do pellets. They will come to the top for flakes, but seem to prefer when the food sinks.
 

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I feed mine NLS growth (the small pellets), frozen mysis and frozen cyclops. I started with frozen cyclops, but now they eat all of it like the little pigs they are.
 

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Another vote for NLS.
 

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A great way to feed the small pellets is to put them in a glass with a bit of water until they sink, then suck up a bit in a syringe. Then you can easily drop a few at the time into the tank without disturbing the fish too much. Easy way to make sure they'll eat the food before it drops between the shells and that you can drop in food where you want to.
 

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They will need to be the sinking pellets. NLS makes these tiny little 1mm sinking pellets which are perfect for them. I also feed Hikari cichlid gold sinking pellets which might be easier for you to find at your LFS. Variety is the spice of life!
 

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I'm also a fan of NLS... and a huge fan of multis too...

When I started out with my first group of multis it took a couple weeks before they started actively chasing down the pellets, so don't get discouraged if they don't look like they'er eating too well at first. Once they figure out where the food is, they'll put on the pig show that cichlids are known for...
 

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I second Yuju's advice. It may take some time for your multies to learn that something is food, but they will learn. And they are by no means picky eaters: just keep the diet varied with quality foods and you'll do great.
 
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