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Beefheart for my cichlids?

Postby leyden on Thu Jul 12, 2001 7:05 pm

Someone at the lfs suggested that I feed my cichlids diced up beefheart. This sounds like an economical and easy way to feed my fish. Is anyone doing this or know if it is nutritionaly sound?
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Postby S42K on Thu Jul 12, 2001 7:14 pm

A lot of people use beefheart to feed their Oscars. I don't know anyone personally using it to feed their Cichlids. I can not see why it would not hurt as long as your type of Cichlid is carnivorous. What people do is blend beefheart up with Cichlid pellets and mold it into little pieces depending on the size of their Oscar.

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Postby jrskbm on Thu Jul 12, 2001 7:30 pm

i've used frozen beefheart. my oscars liked it, but the other cichlids really didn't go for it, except for my bloody parrot. he loves beefheart. you can try it a couple of times, but mine didn't like it. if yours don't, i wouldn't try too hard, as beefheart is very messy.
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Postby oscar2001 on Fri Jul 13, 2001 8:47 am

All my cichlids eat it but as sv2k says you got to proccess it in a blender, mix it with ciclid pellets and freeze it. Its good when they get sick of only pellets. Its also very cheap, just remember to cut off the fat first and keep everything used to prepare it clean to avoid contamination.

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Postby S42K on Fri Jul 13, 2001 10:48 am

You have to make sure you know the exact name of your Cichlid, and what lake they are from. Cichlids such as Malawi and Tanganyika are mostly vegitarians with exception to Compressiceps which require a high protien diet.

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Postby Jonathan on Sun Jul 15, 2001 8:32 am

yes i use beef heart for 3/4 my fish. its very cheap and has a lot of protein. you do have to prepare it. our you can pay extra and get it at the lfs
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