Feeding Malawi Cichlids

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    I know there's a freshwater site, but I have a quick question. Does anybody here have Malawi cichlids and if so, have y'all ever tried nori? We feed a lot of spirulina (Hikari or Sally's green packages) but were wondering about nori as something different.
     
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    i had them for years. i just fed them algae flake. it seemed to work. i had to tear the tank apart every 6 months to take the youngsters out or i'd have about 600 of them in there. tryed a couple predetor fish but they got used to being fed and stopped chasing them down. no place to sell babys so down the drain they went. malawi cichlids are really interesting and very pretty. id still have them if my son hadn't got me into salt. there is a couple of companies that make a good algae flake or algae pellets might work too. you can get small ones because i have bought 1mm and 2mm sz for my salt tank . i just fed flakes and pellets -algae and carnivore to mine. they did great
     
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    Yeah, we use the frozen cubes, but I don't like flakes or pellets very much. I might try Formula 2, though.
     
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    What I do for them is to place a pan of rocks out in the sun to grow algae on them as they love to pick at the rocks for food. I use the waste water from the RODI as it's chock full of nutrients to feed the algae.I have never tried nori, but if you have marine fish, you could try it.
     
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    Oh, I have plenty of algae in there, just always looking for something lee for variety.
     
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    Whatchoo talkin' bout Willis?
     
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    I'm not sure...stupid "smart" phone.
     
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    I know a lot of people fed plecos squash and cucumbers.
     
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    Mine gets that plus romaine and spinach.
     
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