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Old 03-22-2016
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I am new to trophs as of a few months ago and read on here that NLS is very popular. I decided to buy some not noticing how many types there are. Are people using regular NLS, or algeamax NLS or what. And I forgot to mentioned they are juvies And what do you feed them when you have fry?
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I used to use NLS Grow Frystarter for fry, the protein content is a little high, but they seem to be ok with fry. I also used NLS Ultra Red on Moliro and Mpimwe Red Cheek. Algae Max with my Golden Kazumbe and Brichardi Muzimu.
But once I finished the NLS, I've switched to Dainichi Veggie FX (Baby Sinking)for fry. The Dainichi is cheaper and it seems to enhance the color better, but they grow slower than the NLS Grow because of the low protein content.
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I like to buy same size containers of NLS 1mm cichlid formula and Algae Max and mix them in a quart Tupperware container. Than I refill one nls container and store the rest.
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I used to feed Algae max exclusively, I think it is one of the best pellet choices for tropheus. I never had an issue with it even when overfeeding. The only thing I did not like about it is that it does not seem to bring out the best color in them. Dainichi is another great choice and seemed to help bring out better color but I dont have availability to it in bulk so I still choose the algae max only because I can get it in buckets for a great price. I personally like spirolina flake the best but if feeding heavy it can really make a mess of the water. My feeding as of right now is morning they get the algae max and evening I supplement the spirolina flake to keep their color looking best. My fly do great on crushed spirolina flake.
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I use NLS Algaemax and Theraplus to supplement my main pellet ie. 60% Dainichi, 20% of the NLS varieties. If there are fry and/or females holding, I would add a spirulina flake.
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Any new food tends to need a slow acclimation period, especially NLS, so if they aren't used to NLS, at first I give them a small amount once a day while feeding what they are used to. I currently feed both wild tanks (Kapampa and Lufubu) a pellet mix made of 1/3 NLS Cichlid Formula, 1/3 Algaemax, and 1/3 Omega One Kelp pellets.
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I feed NLS cichlid formula, NLS Thera+A and NLS Algeamax.
I feed the younguns NLS grow.
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I am running low on the NLS algae max and the flake. I decided to try the YFS pellet instead. The ingredients look good and the price even better. Going to see if it makes any difference.

Here is a link to it, as well the flake I am using.

Pellet http://www.yourfishstuff.com/yfs-green-supreme

Flake http://www.yourfishstuff.com/yfs-super-green-flakes
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Good to know they started offering YFS Green Supreme again, I started using their pellets and they stopped making/selling them. Fish took to it fine, but they're trophs, and they take most anything.
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I feed my fry nls grow. Once they are juveniles and adults I feed a different varieties of food like spruilina flakes, omega one spruilina and kelp nls thera A.
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