Converting Cichla off Live Food

LBDave

Peacock Bass
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Sweet! Gonna try this method!
I know this is an old thread but I had to post this. My kels hit freeze dried krill but they also hit frozen peas. The oscars get so excited hitting the peas the bass just cant so no.
No, they dont eat them. Eventually spit them out.
 

creekchub

Feeder Fish
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My peacock bass (2 Kelberi) 1 mono
Won’t eat anything but live - tried the krill technique won’t work -other issue I have is the fish are super paranoid to The point that I can barely come near the tank and then when I try to feed them they get super skittish / change colors and sink down to the bottom and wont swim . Guy I bought them from said he had them on pellets I suspect he lied 100% As they completely refuse any pellet including massivore. Now I only bought them about nine days ago but I refuse to give them anything live. How long can they realistically go without eating before they die . They will either die or will learn to eat pellet foods otherwise I’m just gonna buy some small ones my fish currently are 6 to 10 inch size.
 

LBDave

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Started mine on frozen blood worms and ultimately FD krill. Didn't eat when I got them for almost 2 weeks.
I think many sellers claim pellet eating. Mine sure weren't.
 
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