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Old 10-24-2007, 02:56 AM   #1
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Feeding Anemone flake food?

somebody said on a different forum that you can feed flake food to your anemone. so, can i syringe some water with marine flake food and spit it at him? i have what i think is a BTA.

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Old 10-24-2007, 11:30 AM   #2
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Flake food is notoriuosly high in phospahtes so I've heard. Besides, it can't be nearly the best thing for your anenome. In a pinch for food? Otherwise, i'd recommend more meaty foods.

Of course, i never had an anenome, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express.
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My anemone will eat whatever flake falls onto it (when I feed flake to the tank). It also gets a once a week supplemental feeding of a few silverside bits. If I don't have silversides I get 1 small shrimp or 1 small scallop at the fish counter of the local supermarket. It cost between 5 and 7 cents. That then gets fed to the anemone.
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My anemone will eat whatever flake falls onto it (when I feed flake to the tank).
Yes, but I wouldn't rely on it to feed. Of course, "ambient food" is gonna find it's way to the anenome, but I wouldn't do it on purpose if it were me.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:10 PM   #5
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what about frozen people eating prawns. i always have peeled, raw, frozen prawns in my freezer, can i just chop that up for him?
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Why don't you just buy a flat pack of squid or silversides for like $8? You can also feed them cocktail shrimp (cut up of course) soaked in Selcon or Vita-Chem.

You could try the prawns, but it may not eat them.
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Any kind of small meaty pieces will do fine. I dont believe the flake has what the anenome needs.
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i gave him some prawn and since then he has opened up about twice the size i have ever seen him
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