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Old 01-25-2005, 11:58 PM   #1
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Do these guys really eat bubble algae, I hate plucking that stuff out? Also, what will they eat after it's all gone, will they scavenge or do I have to supplement with some seaweed or some mysis/plankton when I'm feeding the corals/fish?
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:05 AM   #2
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My Emeralds will eat just about anything. They pick algae all day and eat scraps of food after feeding time.
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:18 AM   #3
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Never had bubble algae, but the emeralds are surely billed as a critter that eats it.
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They'll eat bubble and all others sorts of algae... no need to supplement after it's gone....
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mine doesnt eat bubble. my tank has very low algae now ( knock on wood )
so i put a small piece of nori in for him once a week. he comes out and grabs it and walks away to eat it

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Mine always eat it unless the bubbles get too large. If there isn't any, they'll pick and eat whatever they can find. Looks like their whole mission in life is to eat.
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Old 01-26-2005, 06:05 PM   #7
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Mine eats it. I also suppliment with algae disks and chapped shrimp. He seems to eat anything I give him.
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These little guys are eating machines! I'm not sure they ever sleep! I have 5 of them and they keep the rocks just slick!
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Sounds like I'm going to seek a few out and get them then, Thanks all.
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