Can African Cichlids Eat Feeder Fish



Will African cichlids eat other fish?

In comparison with certain other common aquarium fishes, many people find cichlids to be rather aggressive fish. Often one cichlid will chase other fish and possibly even kill other fish.

Can cichlids eat regular fish food?

Cichlids should get most of the nutrition from cichlid food pellets, which are available from pet and aquarium stores. You should make sure you are using food that is specially formulated for cichlids; avoid feeding goldfish food or tropical fish food.

Can cichlids eat bottom feeder food?

Additionally, bottom feeders for Cichlid tanks will work great even with other freshwater fish as long as they’re socially compatible.

Can cichlids live with Oscars?

The first thing that comes to mind when asked, can African Cichlids live with Oscars, is aggression. To save you a lot of guess work, no, they can not. The needs of African Cichlids and Oscars are far too different to make them compatible in an aquarium.

Are cichlids cold water fish?

Are cichlids able to live in cold water? No, there are no cichlids who are able to live in cold water. Cichlids come from tropical regions and therefore need tropical temperatures. Keeping them in cold water will cause stress and lower their immune system making them prone to disease.

What do cichlids like in their tank?

Standard aquarium sand or gravel can be used, but crushed coral, coral sand or crushed oyster shell will help maintain the proper pH and alkalinity to support good health and color in your African cichlids. A 1″ to 2″ bed is best, as many species love to dig!

How often do you feed African cichlids?

Adult cichlids should be fed 3-4 times a day – an amount they can consume within 30 seconds every time. This feeding style helps to curb a cichlid’s aggression over resources. And cichlids are avaricious (borderline obnoxious) eaters – which means they can consume a sizable amount of food within half a minute or so.

Can you put an algae eater with cichlids?

Compatibility. They are compatible with most fish and inverts, whether they be African cichlids or regular freshwater fish. They are not compatible with most freshwater plants as they will uproot them.

Are African cichlids bottom feeders?

They’re bottom feeders who love algae, so they shouldn’t be too much trouble. But, to ensure the Cichlid doesn’t bully a Siamese Algae Eater, they should be in a school of at least five.

Can I put clown loaches with cichlids?

Don’t try to put them with highly aggressive fish like jaguar cichlids, red devils, Jack Dempseys, jewel cichlids, etc. These big bruisers are just too overwhelming for clown loaches that just want to hang out and be goofy.