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Old 08-22-2013, 11:05 PM   #21
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I feed at least one sheet of nori each day. The interesting thing is, I hear you all say that its gone within an hour or 2. I have 3 tangs (a blue hippo, a yellow, and a sailfin):and a fox face. When I put the full sheet in, its gone within minutes. 5 at the most. Does that mean I am not feeding them enough algae sheets. I also feed mysis and brine every other day. Along with pellets every once in a while. All my fish eat the meaty preparations. Including the marine beta. Any thoughts?
Just means your fish are pigs lol I don't feed them that much because tangs instantly rid the food from their body and can make a mess of a tank if they eat that much.
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Fat tangs are healthy tangs. Tangs need lots of variety, but as much green material like nori or lettuce, even spinach, the better. i chose to set up a bigger filter system, because pumping surgeonfish, or any fish full of food is a great way to get a healthy peaceful tank. If they'll eat it I'm feeding them. And I can keep the water good enough for SPS at the same time.

I went for a long while without feeding much at all. Fish survived but didn't like it. This is much better in my case.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:13 AM   #23
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Fat tangs are healthy tangs. Tangs need lots of variety, but as much green material like nori or lettuce, even spinach, the better. i chose to set up a bigger filter system, because pumping surgeonfish, or any fish full of food is a great way to get a healthy peaceful tank. If they'll eat it I'm feeding them. And I can keep the water good enough for SPS at the same time.

I went for a long while without feeding much at all. Fish survived but didn't like it. This is much better in my case.
I run a 350 gallon skimmer on my 210 and run a 75 gallon fuge/sump. My tangs are small so I generally only feed them a half of a sheet. Mine won't just chow down on the nori because I typically feed the rest of the tank before adding nori due to my fox-face gets a little close when I put nori in if he hasn't been fed yet. Also gives them something to pick at for a few hours and occupy their time giving them less time to become aggressive. I feed them enough but I guess some tangs will eat really fast while some would rather peck at it slowly. None of mine will just sit there and eat it away they rip a piece off and eat it elsewhere taking turns on the clip. Almost like the actually get along.
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Mine all started out as picky eaters but the more they ate, the less picky they got.
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Mine where scared of the clip
Took a couple of days till they got us to it, so funny
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When my restocked clip goes in my foxface goes at it like he's never been feed before. Every day boom as soon as I open the lid he zooms straight to the clip, have to be **** careful not to touch him 😜
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When my restocked clip goes in my foxface goes at it like he's never been feed before. Every day boom as soon as I open the lid he zooms straight to the clip, have to be **** careful not to touch him dde1c
Ouch!! Did you panic cause it hurt so much,?,? Haha, sorry its just funny.
My buddy had one till he got it!!! Burns like a bi***! Watch out, not fun getting it from a foxface, might as well grab a lion fish lol!!
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Lucky I've not been caught by him yet, not like he cares when he sees the clip it's like screw the world it's dinner time.
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