Taking Care of African Cichlids is important especially the food that they have taken daily. It is a responsibility to feed them and understand their dietary requirements of an appropriate food in healthy proportions and intervals. African Cichlids are lovely to see and very interesting creatures. They will leave a happy and live long if they will treat them right.
Pelleted, Flake and Frozen Food, these are the foods that to be consider for African Cichlids. Pellets food are tends to be swell after they are in the water so it means, soak the pellets first so that it will not distend or give an irritation to the digestive tract of the cichlids. The Flake Food are more natural because cichlids are nibbling on algae, plankton or artemia throughout the day. Feeding the cichlids should not be consume in 2 minutes or more, 30 seconds is the most appropriate time in consuming the food. Frozen food is a high in animal protein, such as krill, brine shrimp, daphnia, plankton, bloodworms and micro-worms should be give sparingly. When you decide to feed them by frozen foods, use them as their main diet. But the most appropriate is the Flake and Pellet foods, they are the most ideal food because of easy digestion. Cichlids can consume a large amount of food in short period of time and they are a avaricious eaters so therefore limiting the amount of food for 30 seconds is good on feeding the african cichlids.