Picked up my first dwarf cichlids and had a few questions...
I recently picked up a pair of Pelvicachromis taeniatus "kienke" (wild caught)
Have had them in the tank for about 5 days give or take...
They have seemed to settle in ok... but the female has no interest in the food i put in the tank. The male eats the food then spits it out... are they being fussy or do they need to be worked onto dryfood?
I've tried several different brands and foods... flakes, granules and pellets
Is there any particular brand that stands above the rest?
whats the best way to get them on dryfood? Should i just keep feeding them the same food everyday until they eat it or wait a couple days then try again? I have also tried frozen brine shrimp the male does seem to be a lil more interested in that but once again the female pays no attention...
Both fish are fairly pale and not showing any real color.. they did have nice colors when i bought them but atm very washed out..at first i thought it was new tank getting used to the new surroundings...but 5 days later no color ... not sure exactly why though as i mentioned these are my first dwarf cichlids so i'm not sure...
any info would be appreciated thanks in advance
and its great to be on this forum
2ft x 18 x 15 100L
800lph internal + 500lph internal
Couple pieces of driftwood couple plants sand as substrate 1 large cave tank is fairly bare
Also have 6 x lemon tetras in the tank
Last time i checked water parameters were:
ph 7.4 ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 10 gh 6 kh 4
there were added to a new tank but used two established filters and did a 7 day course of stability to get the tank going.. before they were added