I have been feeding my juvenile discus (3 inches / 7.5 cm each) and other cichlids in my tank with a wide variety of food like pellets, flakes, bloodworms, beef heart mix, etc. (4 feedings a day). As all my feedings include more protein intake, the chances of constipation is more and I have observed this with a couple of my fish with swollen tummies.
Based on my online study, feeding mashed peas to cichlids (approximately 3 to 5 feedings in two days a week) will help them to clean their tummies and make them more healthy. I have tried this and it helped me but would like to know the good practice in feeding them.
Is feeding mashed peas good for discus along with other cichlids?
How often should i feed them in a week?