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Old 02-22-2015, 06:46 AM   #1
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Hello. So I've had my coral beauty angel for 3 days now and it is currently in quarantine. I tried feeding him some nori for the first time today but he couldn't be less interested In it. He was swimming around though like he was hungry peeking and the glass and on the heater. I know it's not uncommon for fish not to eat after only 3 days but I wanted to ask people with coral beauty angels what would you say their favourite foods are???


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Old 02-22-2015, 01:04 PM   #2
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It took a long time for mine to eat too. I did a mix of plankton, krill, mysis and brine and after a week or so he started picking at the food floating by. It was a good 10 days before he ate regularly. I hear this is common for coral beauties...


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I never feed mine stuff like nori. I feed frozen foods like mysis shrimp. It will be pecking around eating algae as it wants to, there is enough in my tank for it if it wants it.
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I added some nls pellets to the tank today and the coral beauty swam up and well got them in her mouth but then she just spat them out. Not sure why she'd spit them out


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I think you need to try live or frozen. Even if you're concerned about nutrition it's better for a fish to eat fatty foods than to starve. I've never really heard of feeding angels nori, I always thought that was more for tangs and filefish.

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I added some nls pellets to the tank today and the coral beauty swam up and well got them in her mouth but then she just spat them out. Not sure why she'd spit them out


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Go with some frozen as stated before. Some fish will never recoginze pellets as food. Thats why it spit it out. It tried it and decided nope, this isn't food.

Mysis or brine at this point would be your best bet.
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I will pick up some frozen mysis in about 2 days. Mage doesn't seem to show any signs of being thin. Also she never seems too interested in the piece of live rock I have with her in the quarantine. Maybe there isn't enough growth in it but I'm not sure I never see her picking at it


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My coral beauty is 18 years old. She eats mysis, home made and reef crack frozen foods. She also nibbles at nori.


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my coral beauty and flame wont touch nori they love munching on red grape macro and also hit the frozen mysis hard they are happy and fat
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I picked up some ocean nutrition Pygmy angelfish formula so hopefully this may get her to eat


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