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Old 10-04-2004, 01:53 PM   #1
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best food for perc clowns?

hey gang,

I am finally getting my clowns tonight. but I am curious, I have seen alot of different choices for food for the clowns. what do they like best? what is the best for them?

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Old 10-04-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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well Formula One says it's for perculas and all clownfish. Mine sure like it. Then again, they like everything.
They get both Formula One and Two, frozen, alternating between the two. I also have formula one granuales. I give a pinch of bio blend small pellets too. I also feed mysis shrimp, as I have a six line wrasse.

A variety in the diet, choosing appropriate foods, will keep your fish happy and healthy.
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Old 10-04-2004, 03:55 PM   #3
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The ultimate book on clowns ... (and now I can't remember the name, doh!) says that Formula One Frozen was developed for Clowns. Mine however, like it some days not others.

They are Ominivores, so I try to vary the diet everyday, Formula One Frozen, Formula Two Flake, Cyclop-eeze, Marine Pellets, Mysis Shrimp, [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym] Brine shrimp, Zooplankton ...

And twice a day max. Clowns ALWAYS act hungry ... don't let 'em fool ya
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Old 10-04-2004, 04:23 PM   #4
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I am excited about getting mine!!! I have had my tank up since APRIL with NO FISH! so I am chomping at the bit!
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Old 10-04-2004, 10:58 PM   #5
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Ok, so I got the formula one frozen stuff. And Like an IDIOT i put a whole cube in. So now I have two fat clowns.

guess I wont be feeding them for a while!!!
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:44 PM   #6
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ROTFLMAO.
Bet they liked that. If they are in qt, you may want to siphon out the extra and watch the ammonia.
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Yeah they looked at me and said: "why did you do this to us?"

So I told them to swim it off.
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LOL!

That's great, at least they love you now! If you can, like was said, I'd recommend siphoning out extra, if it hasn't already dispersed into a bazillion microscopic pieces. I go with the Formula flake food and vary it with the mysis shrimp, both my Royal Gramma and clown go crazy over the shrimp,

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just plain old brine shrimp is supposed to be excellent for them too, my little piggy clown loves the stuff... but he also tries to eat my hand when i put it in the tank... maybe hes not so picky... hmm...
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They'll eat the brine, but not get many nutrients out of it. Mine do both frozen formulas - one and two, and flake foods.
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