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Old 03-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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phyto or zooplanc for Gorgs

Which Kent liquid product should I be purchasing to feed non photosynthetic gorgonians? phytoplex, microvert, or zooplex?

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Gorgonias will eat both assuming they are the proper size for the species. Is the gorgonia you have photosynthetic or a strict filter feeder?
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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non photosynthetic. Yellow and Red Gorgonians from reeftopia.com. I'm proud to say that I have never said this until now - but, I didn't research these enough. I thought I was getting photosynthetic gorgs. These are in a low flow seahorse tank so I want to make sure I get the right food for them.
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Non photosynthetic gorg's will require several target feedings per week. Live phyto, along w/ some good zoo, like DT's oyster eggs, would be good choices IMO. I guess you know these gorgs are hard to keep regardless. They tend to get covered with algae, even if nothing else in the aquarium is having that issue. A gentle cleaning with a soft toothbrush works well at removing it. HTH
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:20 PM   #5
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Skip the Kents and use DT's live phyto.
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I agree also with DT`s. Live is better
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I have had several different gorgonians over the years and have found that DT's(regular or oyster eggs) keeps them the most happy but I have not found that they are hard to keep. If they get any alge on them just shake it off. Havent had the guts to go with the seahorses yet but more power to ya! HTH and good luck!!!
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