General information

Scientifically formulated for the more herbivorous cichlids from the African Great Rift Lakes and other herbivorous freshwater fish. African cichlids can be prone to ‘malawi-bloat’ so the main challenge here was to make a flake with the appropriate protein content, rich in vitamins and lots of plant matter. These fish are what one calls ‘grazers’ hence the all important role of Spirulina in this formula. Feed as much as you fish will eat in 2-3 minutes. Distribution 3-4 times per day.

  • Highly attractive staple food, ideal for African herbivorous cichlids and other algae-eating freshwater fish.
  • Appropriate protein content.
  • Rich in vitamins and contains garlic essences.
  • Improves coloration and vitality while boosting the immune system.
  • Formulated and tested by aquaculture biologists. Does not cloud the water.


Wheat flour, fish fillets, wheat gluten, soya, krill (Euphasia sp.), marine algae, yeast, squid, lecithin, refined fish oils, mussels, adult brine shrimp, spirulina, garlic, marine fish eggs, brine shrimp nauplii, vitamins (retinyl acetate (vitamin A), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), L-ascorbic acid phosphate (vitamin C), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), menadione (vitamin K3), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), biotin (vitamin H), panthotenic acid (vitamin B5), folic acid (vitamin B9), niacin (vitamin B3)), minerals, antioxidants, carotenoid pigments.

Guaranteed analysis

Protein 39.0 %
Fiber 1.0 %
Fat 9.5 %
Ash 5.0 %
Moisture 8.8 %

Packaging details

1025630, Cichlid Vegi Flakes, jar of 34gr

1025635, Cichlid Vegi Flakes, jar of 71gr

1025640, Cichlid Vegi Flakes, jar of 156gr

1025638, Cichlid Vegi Flakes, bucket of 2kg

1025639, Cichlid Vegi Flakes, bucket of 5kg


Did you know?

Vitamins are divided into two groups, water soluble and lipid soluble.

Is it true that some cichlids should not be fed ‘bloodworm’?

Yes, this is correct. All South American cichlids including dwarf cichlids will relish on the idea of feeding on bloodworm, so for these guys it’s safe to use. Cichlids from the great African Lakes on the other hand are very inefficient in digesting hemoglobin. Bloodworm is full of hemoglobin which give the worm its specific color The hemoglobin appears to irritate the fish’s gut and a condition known as ‘Malawi’ bloat may occur. In general, these fish thrive on minuscule food particle that they find in the ‘awfuch’ (plankton and inverts found in the algae growing on the rocks). But you should try feeding your African cichlids Cyclops or you will see the feeding response for yourself.

Do I need to vary my fish’s diet?

Put it this way… Would you like to eat mash potatoes every day? In principle our flakes and pellets are manufactured to meet all your fish’s dietary requirements. Your fish will live perfectly happy if fed exclusively on our flake range. By combining frozen formulas feeds and the appropriate flakes or pellets, you will bring a little more excitement in your fish’s life. For instance, its well known in the hobby that daphnia (frozen) can trigger breeding responses. Variation in a fish’s diet is not only changing flakes and frozen food but also the way of presenting food. Tools such as our grid feeder for example encourage fish to feed in a ‘natural way’.

Why should I use the feeding station?

There are several reasons why one can use the feeding station. For instance it’s a good idea to use is if your tank is equipped with an over flow type set-up. It will reduce the amount of uneaten food going straight into the filter. Competition at feeding time can sometimes be quite fierce in the tank so it’s also a good tool to create a diversion and target the slower moving fish. Any flake can be used in conjunction with the feeding station.

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