Lake Malawi cichlids breeding "season"

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    The fish really are stunning. I love how bright their colours are.
     
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    Thank you. They really are striking fish.
     
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    They have done well.
    What are you feeding them ??
     
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    Thanks man.

    Yeah from the beginning of this journey to now I would say they have healed and stayed strong. I feed hikari cichlid excel the floating one because none of my fish feed on anything that sinks to the bottom and this strikes my nitrates up. Occasionally I feed tropical brand flakes that I think comes from Germany or the UK I'm not sure, it's the vital colour one. And every so often I throw in some veggies which mainly the plecco goes for. I also fed a few times watermelon and noticed the reds start to show more on the peacocks. Peas is once a month and I also feed them food after soaking in Epsom salts every 2 to 3 weeks.
     
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    This thread was so much fun to read :)
     
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    Glad you enjoyed. I am actually due for an update on this thread.
     
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    What's keeping you then :lol:
     
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    Was busy redoing the other tank :tt2:
     
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    We need updates there too then :lol::lol:
     
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    I'm trying to catch all the fish first. Haha it's impossible really
     
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    Drain water out
     
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    Tried this lol making a fish trap now lol
     
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    Good luck:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    I would not be saving fry from spawns anymore as i dont have a tank nor an output for them, However heres a latest pic i took of the tank
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    Excuse the net in the corner, had one of my P. Demasoni suffer with bloat so had her in there so i can get a closer look at her and ensure she is easy to catch if she stops eating. Used metronadizole and fed it to her in flakes and in 4 days she appeared alot better, she now is part of the community and looks to be normal. When i first detected it she was actually pineconing!

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    That's great the fish seems to have recovered from her bloat.
    The tank is looking awesome. I really love how bright and colorful the fish are.
     
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    Thanks.

    Yeah they really have colored up pretty well and to be honest the light doesn't compliment them enough and I really can't get a good enough pic.
     
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    Tank looks great :thumbup:

    Yes, that's the problem with breeding fish. Grow out space, and someone to take the fry from you
     
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    Thanks.

    I added a few in the rockwork. Maybe they will survive. There's like 10 to 12 that never grew in my tank so I'm going to look into getting them out or maybe they'll just perish. The tank is a little over stocked now but the nitrates remain stable. I guess the added Leica balls that I added a few weeks back is helping there
     
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