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What is the best food for African Cichlids?

High protein foods are not recommended for most African Cichlids as they struggle to break them down due largely to the long intestines the fish have. African Cichlids are mainly vegetarian so we recommend spirulina based foods which they can easily digest. One of the foods we stock specifically for African Cichlids are the Vitalis Rift Lake Green Cichlid Pellets and the Vitalis Rift Lake Red Cichlid Pellets which have led to a great deal of colour improvement in our own fish.

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Top 10 Tips for Perfect Koi Keeping

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Shirley Aquatics top 10 tips for perfect koi keeping conditions. From koi food and pond plants, to ideal pond filters and pond design! Everything you need to know to make sure you’re giving your pride and koi (sorry) the best possible care.

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Ponds – Top 5 most overlooked pond pointers

Ponds – Top 5 most overlooked pond pointers

We’ve all felt it.  The excitement, the giddiness. You have a new project. You will be the proud owner of a pond.  So many things to think about - what marginal pond plants will I have? What fish will I keep in my pond? Am I really ready to tackle Koi? Is...

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How much should I feed my pet reptile?

How much should I feed my pet reptile?

The species of reptile you own will dictate how much and what you should be feeding, for example: A hatchling bearded dragon - omnivore: Live insects up to 10 per portion 4-5 times per weekLeafy greens and salad 1 per weekFruit or flower treat 1 feed per week An adult...

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