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Old 10-30-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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How much do i feed my new perc clown? I am feeding it freeze dried shrimp.

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Old 10-30-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
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I've got two, and I don't give them much. A cube of forumula 1 lasts me well over a week. You might want to think about more variety--I don't think either brine or mysis shrimp have much nutritional value. FWIW, I feed once a day, alternating good flakes and frozen food. They seem to be doing okay--they always act hungry, but they did the same thing when I was feeing twice a day.

I think the "rule" is as much as they can eat in a couple of minutes. If a lot ends up on the bottom, it's probably too much.

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i give my two clowns formula 1 AND Formula 2 frozen foods.

on monday, wednesday, thursday, and saturday its formula 1. ( 1/6th a cube or slightly more )
On Tuesdays and Fridays its Veggie night. I give them 1/6th a cube of formula 2.
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Old 10-31-2004, 02:22 PM   #5
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I feed my clowns frozen mysis, a pelleted food, and they eat Nori bits when the purple tang attacks his daily chunk.
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I only had my clowns about a week now and couldnt get them to eat. I tried all kinds of things Formula One & Two pellets and flakes, chopped Krill, etc. and no luck. Saturday I decided to make my own fish food from the recipe post on here and they go crazy for the stuff. Here is what I used.

1/2 lb fresh shrimp
8 oz. can of oysters
4 cloves of garlic
3 sheets of Nori
1 or 2 cups of tank water
Since they didnt eat the Formula One and Two by itself I put some of it in their as well (Might as well not go to waste) Figured it will be additional nutrition

Throw it all in a blender pour it into zip lock freezer bags smash it sorta flat and freeze. Just break off a ittle piece and drop in the tank. Looks nasty smell worse but it did the trick.

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