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Old 01-14-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Question, blueberry sea fan?

I know you have to feed them a lot, just curious if they would feed on copods?
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:07 AM   #2
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I feed mine marine snow, phytoplankton and zooplankton. It's been in my tank for about 6 months now and hasn't grown a mm, I'm sure it's only just getting enough food to survive. If you haven't already got the gorgonia I'd suggest staying clear of it, you'll end up spending a lot more money trying to maintain water quality and other corals will likely suffer.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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Well, thanks just got it today,heard it was hard to maintain I was just wondering if they would feed on copods,cause I've got a lot of them,do you think they would feed on them?
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Not sure, in my experience most filter feeders need foods of all shapes and sizes. Good luck.
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They will not eat pods. As mentioned they are filter feeders and difficult to raise. According to LA it says they are for experts only and I quote for your feeding question,

"Because the Blueberry Sea Fan is not photosynthetic, its survival is dependent on regular and frequent feedings of micro-plankton, live, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. This Sea Fan should only be maintained by the skilled reef aquarist in a well established reef."
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Thank you melosu , I've read up on all that,I was just wondering being that they consume live food and I have an abundance of copods,that maybe if one of them crawled into its polyp it would eat it. And did you get that information from a link or is that your own personal opinion?
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And thank for the input frogster
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They will not eat pods. As mentioned they are filter feeders and difficult to raise. According to LA it says they are for experts only and I quote for your feeding question,

"Because the Blueberry Sea Fan is not photosynthetic, its survival is dependent on regular and frequent feedings of micro-plankton, live, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. This Sea Fan should only be maintained by the skilled reef aquarist in a well established reef."
No I quoted it from here

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Ok, thanks...just being hopeful, want it to do good....
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