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Old 01-03-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Newly acquired naso tang

Hi all I bought a 4-5" naso yesterday really fat and healthy looking. I have yet to see him show any interest in any food I throw at him. What he has shown an interest in are my snails he's not over aggressive but his is going around nipping at shells. Any ideas on what I should do to get this guy eating for me?
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Have you used any nori sheets?
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:16 AM   #3
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Yes I have hank I have flake food infused with garlic, multiple different frozen foods and all colors of nori
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Well he's eating something off those snail shells most likely. I'd clip a nori sheet in there and step away for awhile.
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Thanks hank that's what I did still haven't witnessed him eating alot but he is at least picking at the clips now.
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If he's picking he's eating.


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I had to train my tang to eat from a clip. To get him to eat initially I had to anchor the nori to a rock with a rubberband. Might be worth a shot.


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Old 01-04-2015, 10:23 PM   #8
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Thanks guys I did the rock trick today and he did eat off that I also saw him eat some flake as well. Not a pig like my other tangs but I think he just needs some time. Thanks for your input
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Guys I am really getting wierded out by this tang like I said he is "picking" not full fledged pigging out like the rest of my tangs. But he is obsessed with the snails shell's he picks at them way more than any food. It's just wierd.
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My blue hippo tang will pick up snails and corals and hide them behind the rocks. lol I think as long as he is eating he is gonna be fine. Just chalk it up to odd fish behavior.
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