These cichlids will eagerly accept all types of prepared cichlid foods on the market, from cichlid pellets, freeze dried krill and flake foods when their small. You can feed live goldfish or other live feeder type fish as a treat. They will also welcome Canadian night crawlers or earthworms as well. Umbees require ample space so plan accordingly. It’s worth noting that they require great filtration and water changes as this genus of cichlids are susceptible to HITH
or hole in the head disease. So weekly water changes and a great filter system will be key to enjoying this incredible cichlids.