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Old 02-05-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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clown food question

As per the advise from people on this web site I bought my 2 clowns some new food today. I got some mysis shrimp and spectrum pellet food. Now I have a couple more questions: I tried a few of the pellets when I got home from the lfs this morning and they sank straight to the bottom. Will the clowns eat them off the bottom? I cut off a small piece of the mysis tonight and thawed it in a cup of salt water. When I poured it in the tank, it went everywhere! The clowns did'nt know which way to go. Should I turn off all water flow when feeding? I just cut off a 1/4 of the cube. I that about the right amount for 2 clowns,2 peppermint shrimp and a handful of crabs?
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Old 02-05-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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hey sank straight to the bottom. Will the clowns eat them off the bottom
If they learn to like them they will. If they don't eat them withing a half hour, I would siphon them out. Don't need to foul the tank water.
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I cut off a small piece of the mysis tonight and thawed it in a cup of salt water. When I poured it in the tank, it went everywhere
May want to drain the water off before putting the food in. Don't want the packaging juice going in.
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Should I turn off all water flow when feeding?
No need, they will get to it. Once again if they learn to like it.
I would start out with even less than a 1/4 cube. Just put a little in, if they eat that then add a little more. I think 1/8 of a cube for 2 small clowns should be enough.
Don't want to leave too much uneaten food lying aroud rotting. Can take water quality south in a hurry.
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Save yourself the trouble mate, I have 2 clowns too and they were meat eaters when I got them. After 2 weeks, they only eat marine flakes now, and they take them readily. Just cut the feedings until they are real hungry 3 days should do, then introduce a small amount of flake food, keep this up with intermitent meaty feedings and then taper off. It is so much easier than the meaty stuff, I still give them a meaty treat every now and then too. Get good quality marine flakes though. You'll save yourself getting your water dirty too. I've had them over a year now and they are doing fine.
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