Finally Got My Stocking Started

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    ajgravedigger13 Member Member

    I have a pretty mature 55 gallon tank and I have 10 giant danios and 6 pearl Danios. I also got a rainbow cichlid, a Firemouth cichlid and an EBA. My question is how long should I give my cichlids to adjust so I can feed them? I tried today and they just stayed at the bottom and hid from me which I expected would happen at first. Do those fish feed best from the bottom at first? Do I need to get bigger sinking pellets?
     




  2. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    I'm sorry I can't help with the Cichlids but you have some serious stocking issues. Once the Cichlids come out they will eat the CPDs so I would rehome them.
     




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    ajgravedigger13 Member Member

    CPD's?
     
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    ajgravedigger13 Member Member

    You're thinking of a way different fish. I have pearl Danios not celestial pearl Danios
     
  5. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    Oh sorry about that, but Pearl Danios are still too small imo. Also the Giant Danios are a semi aggressive fish and will pick on Pearl Danios.
     
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    ajgravedigger13 Member Member

    They've been doing just fine in a mixed group. If anything happens I'll take care of the pearl Danios. Thanks though :).
     
  7. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    I'm not sure about the EBA but the Firemouth would prefer sinking pellets.
     
  8. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    I would keep a close eye on the tank , imo 3 species of top/middle cichlids in a 55g is asking for problems. Normaly in a 55g you can do 2 top/middle cichlids and 1 bottom dwelling cichlid such as rams or apisto.

    but to answer your question when did you get them? sometimes it can take fish a few days to come out to eat. What are you feeding them? IME sinking pellets are best. I currently have a EBA and Rainbow cichlid.
     
  9. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    The stock is fine. I use shrimp pellets to feed my cichlids, and I've kept all of the ones you are talking about here.
     
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    ajgravedigger13 Member Member

    Havent had any issues so far and I'll take a small pinch of pellets and put it on the substrate then they'll come out and eat. I noticed that works best for me so far