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Old 09-05-2012
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Hi all, I have a colony of about 30-35 Moliro ranging from 1.5"-3.5" and have been feeding them the larger NLS Cichlid pellets...I believe they are 3mm. I notice that many people are using the 1mm pellets though. Could someone explain the reason for this? I am concerned that my smaller fish are not getting enough food because the big ones just gobble up all the pellets. If I switched to smaller pellets there might be more chance for everyone to get some.

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I feed adults 3mm pellets. Your larger fish can handle it no problem, but the smaller 1.5" fish probably should be offered something smaller IMO.

I mix a variety of types and sizes of pellets in one container that I use as my staple feed. Everything from 1-5mm pellets go in the tank at once.
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I use 1mm pellets with my troph's as well(1.5-3"). Another member on here told me that it will make digestion easier and lower the chance of bloat, so that is what I have gone with and I have never had a problem.
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I use 1mm pellets with my troph's as well(1.5-3"). Another member on here told me that it will make digestion easier and lower the chance of bloat, so that is what I have gone with and I have never had a problem.
I do the same, I feed the 1mm pellets with other foods(flake and soft spirulina) to my juvies thru adults and haven't had any issues. I also have the .5mm for small fish also, but no larger. Hope that helps...

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I actually feed my tropheus the non medicated Anti-Parasitic sinking pellet that is .5mm in size. It adds a trace amount of copper to that helps to kill off the bloat parasite when they eat it.
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i feed all my trophs nls thera A and cichlid formula all 1mm. I like the 1mm better than the other sizes because it breaks down easier and creates less debris on the substrate.
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I actually feed my tropheus the non medicated Anti-Parasitic sinking pellet that is .5mm in size. It adds a trace amount of copper to that helps to kill off the bloat parasite when they eat it.
Do you feed this regularly?
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i feed all my trophs nls thera A and cichlid formula all 1mm. I like the 1mm better than the other sizes because it breaks down easier and creates less debris on the substrate.
That's a very good point. I've noticed the 3mm pellets that don't don't get eaten pile up in the low flow areas of the tank. I've cut back on the feeding a bit to avoid this, but as a result there may be fish missing out on food.
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Do you feed this regularly?
I have started feeding it again everyday. I switched slowly about 2 months ago to a high spirulina flake and had a massive die off about 2 weeks after acclimating them to the new flake. I had prior to this fed my fish the anti parasitic nls for 2 years without ever having a case of bloat. Now that I have the bloat under control control I have begun feeding them the .5 nls because its so small the tropheus sift through the sand for up to 30 minutes looking for the pellets. In my personal opinion the anti parasitic formula is awesome for tropheus. The small pellets are easier to digest and the tropheus enjoy searching for them and also it does kill off the parasites in their intestine while they digest their food.
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I just switched from 1mm to 2mm nls-a and can't complain yet. It's not too big or too small just right for the petros and trophs.
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