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Old 07-14-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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Tangs eating seaweed

Do I really need to buy seaweed for tangs?


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yes it's a big part of there diet
you can get freeze dried seaweed in grocery store in the Asian section
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Do you know what's the difference from a regular green seaweed to red


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red is a little sweeter which also helps with colorings on the fish
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Main part of their diets. Mix it up, they like variety.


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I feed my tangs Nori and they seem to really like it
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My tangs are HUGE fans of seaweed. They need both algae as well as other foods to be healthy and happy. I feed on average, daily, about 12 2 inch pieces. Yes, 12. I have 4 tangs and they rip that seaweed apart like they have never eaten before. lol
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Tangs eating seaweed

I feed a sheet 10x10" daily for 6 full grown tangs. They need that bulk as there isn't that much nutrition in seaweed. They also accept meaty foods which they also get once a day. No flakes.
It has been mentioned that I have the fattest tangs anyone has ever seen. It has been intentional as I believe it is a part of the key to keeping them healthy and calm.


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A lot of times in LFS I see what appears to be lettuce in the tanks? Is that simply romaine lettuce on a clip? Does leaving nori and this "lettuce" in the tank affect nitrates and throw off any other levels?
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