Cichlid food and feeding

Sample of cichlid foods used. Photo by the author.

I’m a firm believer that there is no set method by which all cichlids should be fed. This means there are no criteria dictating what you feed (other than the species dietary requirements/restrictions), when you feed, or how you feed. There are certainly tried and true practices, but ultimately you should decide what works best for your fish, your set-up, your time, etc. Having said that, I DO have specific feeding method(s) that I follow religiously. 

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Algae and cichlid fry

Rock work with black beard algae (BBA) in Tanganyikan community tank. Photo by the author.

I wanted to follow-up on the previous post, The Julidochromis regani nursery. As you can see in the photo in that post (and above), I have some black beard algae (commonly referred to as BBA) growing on the rock structure. I have posted about this algae and its cousin, blue green algae (BGA), before. 

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