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Old 06-21-2006, 12:21 AM   #1
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Feeding Yellow Tang

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I got a Yellow Tang the other day when I broke down a tank and I'm yet to be able to get him to eat. I know they're herbivores and I've been trying to feed him some Red Marine Algae, but he won't touch it. What else should I try?
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:59 AM   #2
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Mine eat the Julian Sprung seaweed sheets (green, red, & purple), Nori seaweed sheets from the food market, brine shrimp, Ocean Nutrition flakes, & Cyclopeeze.
I have to refill their seaweed clip everyday and I give them a little of the other stuff once every day or two. They are fat like little puppies.
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Try some garlic soaked myisis or brine. Formula 2 frozen saoked may also work and be better for him too. Somehow, the garlic attracts finicky eaters and will also boost his immune system.
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Try some garlic soaked myisis or brine.
This sets up a feeding frenzy in my tank! I would soak for at least 30 mins.

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Definitely!
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The Formula Two flakes come with garlic in them now. That is what my PBT freaks out for.
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It’s not too unusual for a newly acquired fish not to eat. How long have you had it? Is it in a QT tank or in the main? I feed my 5” YT a 2” x 3” strip of Julian Sprung seaweed every day and he also goes after the Marine Cuisine Frozen I add every other day. I wouldn’t worry about it too much unless it’s been more then 4 days without eating.
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Mine eats grape calerpa all the time but before I got my fuge I would feed him seaweed selects.
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I've heard that u can purchase cheap fresh/dried seaweed from asian food markets. Mayb someone in this forum will know the specific brand
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Coast of Maine - Wild Atlantic Nori
Coast of Maine - Wakame
Coast of Maine - Seaweed Flakes

All available in grocery stores - but not sure of regional availability.

Mine also likes cyclopeeze and Formula Two Frozen.

Also - try your seaweed attached to a rock using a rubber band rather than a clip. I attach a thin string to the rock as well for easy removal. This seems to produce a more natural feeding position for the fish and a more natural motion for the seaweed.
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Just be careful on the seaweed from the asian markets and make sure it is just dried, not seasoned in any way.
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