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Old 06-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Help please with feeding schedule

Ok, I have a 150g with black edge moray eel, honeycomb grouper, orbiculate batfish, Niger trigger, yellow tang, and a Caribbean spiny lobster. I feed every other day. I feed 2 whole shrimp (one to eel, half to grouper and half to batfish) then I put a 1"x1" piece of homemade food in the tank. Also I feed 2 sheets nori on the off days. Is this too much???? Please respond my nitrates are VERY high!!!!!!!
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Does anyone know about this? My nitrates are very very high and I really need to get them down.
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Does anyone know about this? My nitrates are very very high and I really need to get them down.
Does it all get eaten every time? If not your probably over feeding. If large amounts/bits regularly go uneaten then that can likely be a problem.

You have fish i dont have experience with so i cant say for sure.
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Yes they definitely eat all of the shrimp and seem to eat all of the homemade food. Just seems like kind of a lot. Should I try reducing? If so to how much?
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Yes they definitely eat all of the shrimp and seem to eat all of the homemade food. Just seems like kind of a lot. Should I try reducing? If so to how much?
Im not entirely sure but i would do about half that. 2 shrimp every other day plus 1" cube just seems excessive. I could totally be wrong though. Hopefully someone else with similar fish and tank size can chime in.
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How about I try that for a couple weeks and if it doesn't work slowly go up until everything looks good?
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How about I try that for a couple weeks and if it doesn't work slowly go up until everything looks good?
Yeah. Possibly i been doing some reading about your eel and grouper and see many people only feed them 2-3 times a week.

Silversides and squid seem to be the popular diet. Maybe just read up on what others are doing.
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Ok. I'll give the eel silversides and the grouper shrimp. Should I just feed the whole tank every 3 days? That's 2x a week. I'll feed the same amount just every 3 instead of 2. That sound good?
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Ok. I'll give the eel silversides and the grouper shrimp. Should I just feed the whole tank every 3 days? That's 2x a week. I'll feed the same amount just every 3 instead of 2. That sound good?
Well your other fish will probably need more frequent than twice a week. I would only feed your eel and grouper twice a week since the constitute the largest bioload and the most food. Also your batfish would probably enjoy that frozen cube just as much.

So if you could cut it down to 2 shrimp a week instead of 6 then i think that would help tremendously. That eel will let you know hea hungry lol. Just careful so he stays fed and doesn't become aggressive towards your other fish.

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2 shrimp a week..... How should I do that? The eel eats more than the grouper...... Should I feed them once a week????? And the other fish every other day??? Should I give the eel 1.5 shrimp a week and the grouper a half shrimp every week? Or should I feed 3 shrimp a week 2 for the eel and 1 for te grouper?
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