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Old 04-24-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
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best food options...

i recently purchased an australian copperband butterfly, a coral beauty angelfish, and a purple firefish.

general thoughts/suggestions for the best brand and types of food on the market for these guys.

i know the the copperband butterfly feeds on crustaceon flesh, mysid shrimp, and brine. the firefish feeds on zooplankton which i have some of and the coral beauty is of course an herbivore.

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Blood worms and cyclopeeze for the copperband. The others should eat anything that hits the water. Just try to mix it up a little so they get a varied diet. I primary use frozen foods (mysis, brine, etc) I limit flake to once a week. What size tank is this? Do not stock too quickly.

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The coral beauty angelfish primarily eats algae and will graze on the algae growing on your live rock.You can also get some dried marine seaweed and use a veggie clip to place it in the tank.

The Purple Fire Fish are carnivores.... they eat brine, mysid shimp, pods......

I have a Fire Fish and he doesn't care too much for flake... I mostly give him brime or pods from my fuge
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For the angel I would recommend a frozen food specifically for angels(ie. Ocean Nutrition "Angel Formula") as a part of the diet. They contain not only algae but also sponges, which are a natural part of an angels diet. I agree w/ Brenden, the firefish will eat just about anything IME. I'm not familiar w/ CB's. A varied diet is the optimal choice for most tanks. Best of luck!
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