I'm in the planning stages to set up an aggressive tank (140 + 60 sump) for the first time. I've only really had peaceful fish that were easy to feed flakes, pellets, frozen cubes of brine, etc.
I was interested in getting a porcupine puffer, volitan lionfish, Niger/Clown trigger, snowflake eel, etc., but have a couple questions...
A) How often do these fish need to eat? liveaquaria.com suggests 2-3 times per day! LFS
in my area say once every day. Others on some websites say every other day. I'm concerned with not being able to leave for a weekend without having to find someone willing to feed them. No automatic feeder for this stuff.
Are these fish ok without feeding for 2-3 days? (note: this would only be one weekend, maybe every other month or so. not often).
B) What do people actually
feed these fish? I'm good with frozen silversides for the eel... but doesn't feeding squid & other crab/mussels for the get super expensive? Where do you guys buy food? How is this food prepared? LFS
will be happy to sell me their expensive frozen stuff all day long. Most LFS
feed them freshwater feeders. I know most FW
are too fatty a diet to feed them... are there any FW
fish that are good?
Any help is greatly appreciated.