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Old 08-23-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
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Coral Beauty eating habits

I've had a coral beauty for about 2 weeks now. I have heard from different sources that they are picky eaters. The one in my tank has been eating anything that it comes by. Mysis shrimp, brine, dried pellet food, and even green hair algae. I've also seen him picking around the sand (looking for Pods?) and liverock.

Was I misled about these fish? Are they generally good eaters?
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:55 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like you were.. I have a dwarf flameback that eats all of the things you mentioned.

Check this article out if you haven't seen it already:

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-02/hcs3/index.htm
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yeah i just got one yesterday and it is already eating all the flakes that i give it, maybe i could get him some brine. i added two snails to see if the copper in my tank was depleted, they are doing great and i m suspecting that all of the copper has disipated. Next step, cleanup crew, and then a Coralife Aqualight PC fixture and LR from LR.com.

maybe one more fish. lol

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maybe one more fish. lol

It's a never ending cycle, "just one more fish". Oh BTW honey, the tank is overstocked, we need a bigger one or another.
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