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Old 06-16-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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I thought Tangs were supposed to eat veggies

I recently got a Yellow Tang. He has no interest in the caulerpa that is overgrowing my tank. All he seems interested in is pods. He's just cruising around, picking pods off the rocks.
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Tangs are omnivores. He may be grazing on the rocks for algae though. Mine always did. I don't know why he wouldn't take the easy stuff. Could be you just got a picky one.
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All mine will eat is macroalgeas. Give yours time and he will eat and pick at it. You learn something everyday. I thought tangs were herbivores. Not the last time I`ll be wrong. Good day
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I stand corrected. They are listed as herbavores but they definately aren't strict herbavores. Mine loved meaty foods. (yellow tang) To me, that's an omnivore.
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I knew what you meant. No two tangs are the same. I have three. Yellow, sailfin and yellow eye Kole tang. I love their personalities
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what type of caluerpa?
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I use grape Calerpa that I grow in my refuge. You can get seaweed selects which is dried seaweed that comes in strips. Some of your LFS sell sea kelp that they love to eat. I see you have a refuge, just grow in your sump if you have a light.
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My tangs would love your tank!!!
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I thought the same thing abotu tangs being herbivores, but my yellow tang loves mysis shrimp. He spends most of his time grazing for algea off the live rock.
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