KH: 8 degrees
GH: 16 degrees
Nitrate: approximately 20 mg / l
Ammonia: 0.0 mg / l
Ammonium: 0,0 mg / l
Iron: 0.1 mg / l
Water temperature: 25-27 degrees
Weekly 40% water changes
Daily 30ml Ferrdrakon
Cucumber and zucchini
JBL Novo Malawi / Malawi Tropical / 2 times per week
Nature Food Plant and alternatively get times Sera San.
Preferred flake food is with a protein content below 40%.
Is fed twice per day / 12 times a week is much eaten as about a good minute. Except of course when cucumber / zucchini.
My nursery-eaters spend several hours a day in order to scrape the nursery, so you can not be overfed.
These objectives are fully in color and reproduce regularly.
To this end, I still want to say a few words, because I use the forum for some time as a guest and here recommendations have read Mbunas (and especially the typical nursery eaters Labeotropheus and Pseudotropheus) with frozen food / live food / standard feed (brine shrimp, Muelas, Daphnia, cyclops, sea fish, crabs or other animals) to feed.
Even beef heart, as far as I know overwhelm Mbunas no cattle and grow not in the lake.
Also once a week or in 14 days went in my pants ...
This is the best way for Mbuna wild specimens elicit Darmflagelaten and one can equal times with metronidazole and a broad-spectrum antibiotic / eg Aquafuran equip (If someone needed something, I have something else there) ...
It's important, because I've already lost a lot of beautiful tomboy Animals / money in my "Mbuna-career" and after all, already about 12 years Mbunas Plege.
So please observations as my diet is monotonous or little variety to refrain. Grew up in nature not just abwechlungsreich!
Against Diversified (appropriate diet) is nothing wrong, that's why I feed sometimes Sera Flora and diverse algal plates and Spirulina Tabs.
In the feed used more than enough animal protein is included and it is not necessary additional feed.
One should times the ingredients on the package view (even with spirulina or vegetable flake food).
For example, soft and crustaceans, fish and fish by-products (whatever that may be)!
I think that modern flake food for Mbunas is already very high quality and of good quality and no longer a stopgap.
Aquaristikerfahrung: 21 years
Malawi / Mbuna experience: 13 years
Already maintained: discus, angelfish, Tangjanikaseebarsche and many common standard fish like guppies, Platies, catfish, etc.
Suggestions for improvements and reviews of any kind I would be grateful.