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Old 06-04-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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Questions for those who own tangs.

I have purchased a very small blue hippo tang (one inch) I am keeping it in my smaller aquarium until my 140 is finished. I have been feeding it green marine algae clipped in the tank. I also feed frozen brine. Ok how much seaweed do you put in there and how long do you leave it? I left it in there and my clown fish keeps trying to feed it it's anemone which is fine but I'm not sure the anemeone is eating it. The clown is also eating it. Now I see my pom pom crab has climbed up my sponge and is currently eating on it. Is this ok or is my tank going to have some serious problems with this being in my tank.

BTY The tang is doing excellent swimming, eating, playing in the current, it seems to like my finger leather. It's really quite beautiful and so cute it's so small.
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I would put a small piece in there at a time. When they are done with it you can always add more. As long as you don't leave a lot in there for a long period of time you will be fine. I find with my fish they eat it up pretty quickly so I don't have to worry.
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Old 06-04-2005, 09:57 PM   #3
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Do you add it everyday?
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Ill be lucky if I can get enough food to the other fish before Dori eats it
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I feed Formula 1/2/Prime Reef in rotation every other day. On the days that I don't feed the tank I hang the nori. I usually hang 4-6 2x3" squares for my 2 tangs. They eat it fast enough. I don't worry about it sitting in there "too long". If your tang's belly looks full and rounded he's getting enough to eat. If he's looking like pinched playdough then he's hungry. Hurry up and get some nori in the tank!
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:20 AM   #6
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Nori everyday for grazing. Stay away from the brine as there is no nutritional value in it. remember to thaw and rinse all froozen foods and then soak them in suppliments (I use Selcon, vita-chema and garlic guard).
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Thank you I do soak my feed in vitamins but I need to get some garlic guard. I noticed her itching herself on my finger leather coral and some rocks now I'm scared.
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