Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by rbgiantfan Favorite Food
My cichlids go crazy for this food. I like that the pellets float but they get eaten so fast it probably doesn't matter. I have an over-populated 55 gallon where fry are always being born and many times, surviving. So I have fry, juvies and various sizes of adults. I throw a pinch of veggie flakes in first because some fish are too small for pellets. Then I throw a mix of Excel and Staple medium pellets. Then I throw a mix of Excel and Staple mini pellets. Food is gone in 1 minute except for some tiny pieces of flake blowing around for the babies! I keep the Excel and Staple prefixed and ready to feed. My fish are all healthy and presumably happy :-)
June 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TNJIM Fish love it.
My african cichlids swim over each other to get to this food. I had to start putting in some flake food first so their mouths are occupied when I put in the pellets so I don't get splashed.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrazyCichlids Another Great Product from Hikari
I have been using Hikari foods for the last ten years or so with great results. They make an amazing fish food line that ALL of my various cichlids have always eagerly devoured. The Cichlid Excel is no different. I just started keeping a new breed of fish that requires a high vegetable diet to maintain digestive health. I was worried at first that the vegetable food would be ignored by my fish but it was not. Great product!!
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimboCraig One of my all-time favorites!
Cichlid Excel is a high quality pellet made by a great company. It's all about the ingredients and Hikari doesn't take any short cuts or use any cheap fillers like many companies do. All my cichlids as well as my Koi and Turtles love these pellets and the price is right as well.
February 3, 2011