How Many Times a Day Should I Feed My Cichlids?

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How many times a day should I feed my cichlids?

If a fish is hungry, it will be more aggressive. Therefore, we usually recommend that you feed your Cichlids 2-3 times per day (about as much as they can consume in a minute or two, leaving nothing left), although occasionally it is good to give your fish a day off by fasting them for a day.

On my aquariums that are heavily stocked with Cichlids I feed the fish once a day, usually in the evening. I give them some flake food first, wait a few minutes then give them pellets. I do skip a day every once in a while.

Keep in mind that the more often you feed your fish will require more frequent water changes, filter cleaning and aquarium maintenance in general.
 
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