African Cichlids

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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
 

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matt 63 said:
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.
 
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Cichlid101 said:
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?
 

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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.
 
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Demeter said:
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
 
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