African cichlids like crickets?

matt 63
  • #1
Does African cichlids like crickets, if so how many do I feed a week? Just want to give them a treat every now and then, and how do I feed them vegetables? I'm pretty new to these kind of fish
 
Cichlid101
  • #2
Does African cichlids like crickets, if so how many do I feed a week? Just want to give them a treat every now and then, and how do I feed them vegetables? I'm pretty new to these kind of fish
Crickets with Africans are not a very good idea. They are high in protein and can lead to bloat. You want a more spirulina based diet. Vegtebales are a good idea, just get a veggie clip and attach them to the side of the tank.
 
matt 63
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Crickets with Africans are not a very good idea. They are high in protein and can lead to bloat. You want a more spirulina based diet. Vegtebales are a good idea, just get a veggie clip and attach them to the side of the tank.
what should I give them and how should I prep it?
 
matt 63
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
Can I feed them frozen bloodworms?
 
Demeter
  • #5
Blood worms are also high in protein, just stick to things like blanched cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, squash etc. Mine particularly love cauliflower.


Live/frozen foods are generally a no-go for Africans, unless they are one of the more carnivorous species like certain haps, but even then better safe than sorry.
 
matt 63
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Blood worms are also high in protein, just stick to things like blanched cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, squash etc. Mine particularly love cauliflower.


Live/frozen foods are generally a no-go for Africans, unless they are one of the more carnivorous species like certain haps, but even then better safe than sorry.
Ok thanks
 
Mick Frost
  • #7
Very few of my fish don't try to take my fingers off when I'm squishing peas.
 
Cichlid101
  • #8
Yeah, just stick to a more herbivorous diet and you should be fine.
 

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