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Cichlid Small Sinking Pellets, 90 g (3.17 oz)

Item #: A6572U | UPC: 015561165723
Format: 90 g (3.17 oz)
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Fluval Cichlid Sinking Pellets are enriched with multiple high-quality protein sources such as Earthworm meal, which fosters growth and strong breeding instincts.

  • Multiple premium proteins (Atlantic Herring, Norwegian Krill, Atlantic Shrimp, Green Mussels, Earthworm) for a better amino profile, growth and development
  • Earthworm meal fosters strong breeding instincts
  • Powerful, nutrient-dense vitamins and minerals for improved digestion, fertility, eyesight, bone structure, immune and nervous system
  • Rich in Omega-3 and 6 for better skin and fin condition, reduced effect to common cuts and scrapes
  • Sustainably-harvested kelp preserves ocean stocks and is rich in omega 3, polyunsaturated fatty acids, proteins and complex carbohydrates
  • No artificial colorants



Why do you include the preservative Ethoxyquin in your Tropical Flakes fish food?

We include this preservative to ensure a stable shelf life of 2.5 to 3 years. Studies have shown that this ingredient prevents rancidity while being harmless to fish: this is beneficial, as the consequences of rancidity are of greater concern.

Is there a benefit to feeding fish food pellets when I am already feeding a flake food?

Yes, sinking pellets are beneficial, particularly if your aquarium contains bottom feeders. Additionally, the nutritional density of pellets is higher, making it easier to regulate feedings and control quantities. Pellets are also a superior choice for automatic fish feeders. In general, providing a varied diet is beneficial to most aquarium fish as you are offering a greater range of nutrition.

I feed Cichlid food on occasion to my community tank. Is this okay for Tetras and other tropical fish?

Yes. Fluval Cichlid foods are both safe and beneficial for all tropical fish.

Why do the Tropical Fish flakes break down easily?

Flake foods that are free of fillers and other low value ingredients tend to be more delicate by nature. Fluval Premium fish foods include over 60% high value proteins, making them highly palatable to all fish.

What foods can I feed my betta?

We recommend feeding Bug Bites Betta formula as a staple daily diet, but it is beneficial to vary your betta’s diet with frozen shrimp, glassworms, and bloodworms, as well as color enhancing flakes. Fluval Color Enhancing Flakes include 25% krill, an excellent palatability enhancer that also dramatically improves fish colors.

Why do Fluval pellet fish foods sink?

Fluval pellet fish foods sink because it is the most effective way to feed all fish. Surface feeders have plenty of opportunity to feed on the pellets as they fall, while bottom feeders are better able to feed once the pellets sink all the way down.

How often and when should I feed my fish?

What feeding tips can you offer to new hobbyists?

I just opened my container of fish food, for best value to my fish, how long is it good for?

For optimal nutritional value, a container of fish food should be consumed by your fish within a period of 6 months. During this time, it is best to keep it in a cool, dry location.

My new can of unopened fish food is slightly past the best before date. Should I throw it out?

A few vitamins may be less present after the best before date, but you can still safely use the food for another two months or so. We recommend feeding within the expiry date to ensure maximum freshness and nutritional value.

Why aren’t my fish eating pellets as intently as the flakes I used to feed them?

You can expect to wait a few days to a couple of weeks until some fish consume pellets with the same vigor as they did when fed flakes. Like most animals, a change in food format may require an adjustment period.

Does Fluval offer sinking tablets for bottom feeding fish?

Although there is no tablet format, Fluval offers sinking pellets and sticks that are available in various sizes. By feeding a few pellets instead of a single, larger tablet, you can achieve a better distribution of food throughout the aquarium, making it more available to all your fish.

What ingredient(s) in Fluval’s Color Enhancing formula actually help enhance fish colors?

Fluval Color Enhancing formula includes a high concentration of krill, which is highly palatable and a natural color-enhancer for fish.

My fish seem to be hungry shortly after feeding them. Should I add more food?

No. Feed active species a little less per meal and add feeding periods thoughout the day – 3 meals a day is recommended. Additionally, observe the stomachs of your fish – slightly curved bellies are ideal.

My young child ate your fish food. Is this dangerous?

Fluval fish foods are not meant for human consumption. Allergic reactions to various ingredients are a potential risk for any food, human grade or not. While they are generally safe, we strongly recommend storing your fish food out of the reach of any young children, and contacting your local health professional for further guidance.

Why do you recommend feeding fish without using your fingers?

Using the bottle cap method to feed fish will help control portions and prevent overfeeding. Your fingers should not come into contact with the food, as they can potentially contaminate it with the bacteria, oils, creams, etc. often found on our hands.

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