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Old 08-25-2005, 09:40 PM   #1
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Do you feed fish broccoli and asparagus?

I have read of people feeding their fish broccoli and asparagus. Is this a good idea? Anything special to do other than wash it good? I have a large tang order coming in in the morning so I want to cover my bases. I plan on feeding nori etc but a variety would be nice.
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If you fed them asparagus what would the tank water smell like?! LOL! I've never heard of feeding them asparagus, but I have heard to feed them broccoli. I haven't though... Formula 1 and formula 2 are big hits with them though!
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Phyl you are bad...I have formula 1+2 Should I even mess with broccoli, or stick to nori, formula, myst, and brine?
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Brocoli stalks are good. I tried asparagus, but it didn't really work too well. The insides are a bit too stringy.
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It is best to feed them a varied diet full of vitamins from various sources. I can't in good concience tell you not to feed broccoli (it is probably very good for them, even if it isn't found in the ocean, lol)... I can just tell you I don't

A little selcon & garlic mixed in with the F1 & F2 seems to do well for my tank though!

Throw the brine out the window. No need for it.
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Which algae/seaweed do you use? red, brown, or green?
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Green, buy it in the Oriental Grocer for 100 sheets for 6$. Try to get dried, but roasted is working just fine!
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Absolutley nothing wrong with terestrial veggies at all. I feed my fish brocolli all the time. Even the meat eaters (trigger/wrasse) eat it quite readily. The main thing to stick to is nutritious selections (no lettuces) and ensure the fibers are broken down first. Best means of doing so is to freeze the item for a few days depending on what it is. Lighter types like spinach leaves only need a few hours less they turn to mush.

You can also feed corn, peas, carrots and the like 8)

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Skip on the land based veggies. These are used in exyreme cases where you can't get dried seaweed. They (terrestrial veggies) are of much lower nutritional value to marine fish than their ocean based counterparts. Try feeding your tangs Formula 1 and 2, Sea Veggies by Julian Sprung, dried green red and brown seaweed all of these soaked in Selcon. Every once in a while I use New Life Spectrum pellets they love it!!! Regards,
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I disagree on skipping the Brocolli. I feed it to my tangs all the time and they look in good health. I know that it has plenty of vitamins for them. The key is variety
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