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Old 10-17-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Coral beauty stopped eating nori, algae sheets

He used to eat it all the time, still healthy swimming, eats frozen like crazy. Does nori go bad?
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:46 AM   #2
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I use live macros that fish graze on boy they eat a lot of it
sea lettuce, Caulerpa,Gracilaria
I don't like the freeze dried stuff clouds water
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:19 AM   #3
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I use live macros that fish graze on boy they eat a lot of it
sea lettuce, Caulerpa,Gracilaria
I don't like the freeze dried stuff clouds water
Do you put it right in a clip?
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You can put it on a clip or just wedge it into a few crevices in the rock

it serves 3 purposes in my main tank
1.) it makes for nice decoration
2.) cuts down nitrates
3.) feeds your fish naturally

I keep the bulk of it in my breeder tank till I need a fresh piece
I raise pods,brine shrimp,mysiss shrimp
so it also serves a purpose in the breeder tank
houses the pods ,brine shrimp, mysiss
cuts nitrates and feeds ect
every clipping I feed my fish is packed with all the goodies they love
it also helps cut back on your feeding bill each month
my average feeding bill now is only about $10 every 2 months
compared to the $200. it used to cost every 2 months
since I have connivers ,herbivores,omnivores I have it all covered

this is a pict of my tank using macros


you can see it dresses up the tank
ignore the carbon sock in tank I use them when I clean the tank
no its not part of my decoration
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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You can put it on a clip or just wedge it into a few crevices in the rock

it serves 3 purposes in my main tank
1.) it makes for nice decoration
2.) cuts down nitrates
3.) feeds your fish naturally

I keep the bulk of it in my breeder tank till I need a fresh piece
I raise pods,brine shrimp,mysiss shrimp
so it also serves a purpose in the breeder tank
houses the pods ,brine shrimp, mysiss
cuts nitrates and feeds ect
every clipping I feed my fish is packed with all the goodies they love
it also helps cut back on your feeding bill each month
my average feeding bill now is only about $10 every 2 months
compared to the $200. it used to cost every 2 months
since I have connivers ,herbivores,omnivores I have it all covered

this is a pict of my tank using macros


you can see it dresses up the tank
ignore the carbon sock in tank I use them when I clean the tank
no its not part of my decoration
I'm sorry but how the hell did you spend 200$ on food a month. Are you feeding fresh seafood or something? I bought a bag of frozen mixed seafoods like 3 moths ago and I still have some and it cost me like 10$ for a 10lb bag of shrimp,clams,fish,shrimp,scallops. I don't think macro algaes look good in tanks and I think they topically start to over grow and make everything look like hell. Personally I would try a different color or type of dried seaweed.also maybe just feed brine shrimp gut loaded with sprillia or w/e it's called.
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I'm sorry but how the hell did you spend 200$ on food a month. Are you feeding fresh seafood or something? I bought a bag of frozen mixed seafoods like 3 moths ago and I still have some and it cost me like 10$ for a 10lb bag of shrimp,clams,fish,shrimp,scallops. I don't think macro algaes look good in tanks and I think they topically start to over grow and make everything look like hell. Personally I would try a different color or type of dried seaweed.also maybe just feed brine shrimp gut loaded with sprillia or w/e it's called.
as for macros in the tank to each is own I like it!! it adds color and fish enjoy munching on it
Pods were $40. per bogo I averaged 6000 a month
brine was 12.99 oz 3 or 4 oz a month
mysiss $25.99 per 60 count averaged around 180 a month
I'll let you do the math
I feed live foods it = healthier fish
yes it was costly but I now breed them so it costs me about $10. every 2 months
I also use frozen and pellets
but prefer the live foods since it helps keep tank cleaner along with the macros
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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I think the original problem was that the coral stopped eating nori?

Well if its still eating other foods, looks normal and is not acting eratically i suppose its a heathy fish! Coral Beauty's are mainly omnivors anyway!
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Thanks for all the input, I thought they needed algae, I'll look for the brine wrapped stuff
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My coral beauty is 15 years old. He has eaten nori on and off over the years. Kind of like how a dog eats grass now and then. But in general, they are meat eaters. He inspects everything.
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My coral beauty is 15 years old. He has eaten nori on and off over the years. Kind of like how a dog eats grass now and then. But in general, they are meat eaters. He inspects everything.
This is good to know thanks
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