Tropical Cichlid and Arowana Stick Medium
Cichlid & Arowana Medium is a color enhancing stick food with astaxanthin for medium cichlids and young arowanas
A color-enhancing multi-complementary food in the form of floating sticks, intended for the daily feeding of medium-sized cichlids and young arowanas and other species of omnivorous and carnivorous fish. Cichlid & Arowana Medium Sticks contain a high level of natural colorants, including astaxanthin that is easily assimilated. The colors of the fish fed regularly with the sticks intensify and reflect. Easily digestible protein and a number of optimally selected vitamins and microelements support balanced growth and perfect condition of the fish. The immune system is activated by stabilized vitamin C and a strong immunostimulant – beta glucan.
To vary the diet of medium cichlids we also recommend: Cichlid Spirulina Medium Sticks, Cichlid Red & Green Medium Sticks, Cichlid Gran.
Do you know what is the right food for cichlid fish?:
Their diet depends on the geographical place of origin, there are omnivorous and herbivorous cichlids. In freedom they generally feed on small crustaceans, algae, small fish. In captivity, it is highly recommended to opt for a professional range feed, leaving aside the commercial ranges for less nutritionally demanding specimens. It is very important that the quality of the algae, flakes or granules is very good, otherwise they are prone to digestive problems. They come from (Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Amazon River)
The habitats of cichlid fish:
The vast majority are in tropical areas
From black, acidic and soft waters (such as the Negro River (Amazonas) to hard and alkaline waters (such as Lake Tanganyika), or even in the brackish waters of river mouths.
The vast majority of cichlids inhabit fresh water but there are both salt and brackish water species, although many of the freshwater species tolerate brackish water for long periods eg ''Cichlasoma urophthalmus''. They can be found living and breeding in saltwater environments such as river mouths, mangrove belts around barrier islands. Several species of tilapia (tilapia, Sarotherodon, and Oreochromis) are resistant to brackish water and can disperse along shorelines between some brackish rivers.
Something in which these fish stand out is in the care they dedicate to their progeny. The clutch, which is not very numerous compared to the fish that do not care about the eggs, will defend it bravely, even against much larger enemies. And the vast majority will take care of the fry for about a month.
As for spawning places, there is everything: in caves, on the surface of stones, in holes dug by themselves, on leaves, etc. Although it should be noted the evolution in some species of cichlids that has led them to incubate the eggs in their own mouth, ensuring greater survival, but at the cost of a smaller number of eggs.
Many of the African species use mouth incubation as a breeding method, which consists of keeping the young protected in the mother's mouth until they reach a considerable size and are released.
Fish and fish by-products, by-products of vegetable origin, vegetable protein extracts, molluscs and crustaceans, cereals, algae, yeast, oils and fats, mineral substances.
-Vitamin A 30,000IU/kg -Vitamin C 260mg/kg -Vitamin D3 <strong> 1,900mg/kg -Vitamin E 100mg/kg
-Selenium 0.26mg/kg -Molybdenum 0.06mg/kg -Cobalt 0.01mg/kg -Manganese 8.7mg/kg -Iron 41.8mg /kg -Zinc 11.6mg/kg -Copper 2.1mg/kg -Iodine 0.26mg/kg
-Proteins 48% -Fats 7% -Fibers 3% -Moisture 10%