Kackle Kackle
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Green stuff for Malawi ciclids #1
Hi everyone,I'm new to the site so forgive me if I'm in the wrong thread.I have been giving my Malawis cumcber which they love.What other green stuff can I give them,and how often can they have it.
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Re: Green stuff for Malawi ciclids #2
Spinach, lettuce,... almost any kind of veggies you can get your hand on :D
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Re: Green stuff for Malawi ciclids #3
Thanks nathangoudie,does it matter how often I give it to them.
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Re: Green stuff for Malawi ciclids #4
Not really matter for vegetarian fish. They eat a lot and they do need a lot to eat.
Because of the nutrition value inside veggies is much lower than meat, these fish constantly eating to have enough energy.

Best way is to feed them many times a day with a small amount at a time (Not too few). Im not sure how much is the best but after a few try, you should see how much you fish will need.

You should be more concerned with the filtration. As they eat alot, they also produce a huge amount of waste.
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Re: Green stuff for Malawi ciclids #5
Yeah your not kidding about them being messy.I'm running a Fluval 206 external filter,it seems to be doing the job.Thanks for your help.
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Re: Green stuff for Malawi ciclids #6
I've kept them before.... very interesting fish. The only thing is nitrate goes up so fast and barely any plants survive in that tank to keep nitrate down :P
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Re: Green stuff for Malawi ciclids #7
Yeah they do keep me busy,but that's the joy of fish keeping.
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