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Old 01-20-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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Best food for perculas? Lets hear what you think.

Anyone have any preference on food for these clowns or any foods that should be avoided?
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I prefer mysis shrimp for them but they are not picky. Best advice is just to stay away from lots of flake food.
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:26 AM   #3
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There is not a single best food, rather feeding a variety of good quality froze/flake is the best way to go. Using dietary suppliments like Vita-Chem and Selcon is also a great idea. For flakes I prefer Ocean Nutrition Prime Reef and OSI Spirulina. I feed San Fransisco Bay frozen Mysis and krill.
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Old 01-21-2006, 01:45 PM   #4
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What about some of these homemade mixes i have read about?
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the homemade can be good, variety is best way to feed. so maybe you can make up a couple of different batches, with different things in each batch, along with selcon, vita-chem, and garlic xtreme by kent. hth
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Home made is variety. Thats why it's called blender mush. I use several different types of fish, clams, shrimp, etc. depending on what's available. Then I add some nori, Selcon or Zoe, some GarlicXtreme and some Cyclops-eeze.
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My 2 are pigs. They eat anything. They get flake every day along with rotating Kent reef Carnivore or Herbivore pellets as well as frozen Formula One and Two.

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i was just saying that you could rotate what you put in the homemade. something this time and something different that time. all up to what the store has and what you want to put in it.
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