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Old 10-16-2003, 02:30 PM   #1
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that was interesting......

well,

i decided to try and give my green carpet anemone some chunks of squid as a supplement to the usual phytoplankton as his regular diet. up until this time i have not fed it anything else but the phytoplankton. i proceeded to put 2 small pieces of squid onto his mantle and to my surprise he devoured it rather quickly....

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Old 10-16-2003, 02:48 PM   #2
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Where did ya get the squid, was it fresh or frozen?
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:50 PM   #3
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it was frozen...picked it up from my lfs.....
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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imo ya should feed them like that weekly at the least
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:59 PM   #5
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steve,

he's been in my tank almost 4 months and i've never fed him anything but the plankton. in your opinion do you think it would be healthier to feed him the squid more often?

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Old 10-16-2003, 03:09 PM   #6
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As Steve mentioned, a regular weekly feeding will greatly increase the carpet anemones chance of survival...Matter of fact, I would stop feeding the plankton all together... It doesn't need it.. Carpet anemones create their own food through the zooanthellae that lives in them.. Carpet anemones are light loving anemones... This is what gives them the color... unless of course it was dyed.. but thats another story..

Weekly feedings of fish, mussle, squid etc.. will be good for it...
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Doesn't surprise me at all. You should be feeding it meaty foods a couple times a week. They cannot eat Phytoplankton...
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i mix mine up from raw fresh clam to shrimp and they love it just have to feed the cleaner shrimp first so they dont steal it hehehe 2 funny
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Old 10-16-2003, 05:43 PM   #9
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bang guy,

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They cannot eat Phytoplankton...

The Carpet Anemone, Green has a green, blue-green color. It likes to eat filter feeding invert food, brine shrimp,
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a few times per week, when open. The Stichodactyla haddoni is generally aggressive toward other tankmates. Many consider the Stichodactyla haddoni a high-maintenance specimen. Has strong lighting needs. The Green Carpet Anemone, Haddon's Carpet Anemone requires high water flow.

it says right here that it like to micro-plankton....what do you mean it can't eat phytoplankton???

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Old 10-16-2003, 05:56 PM   #10
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i thought it was pretty interesting to see my beaker/scolly (whatever you want to call it) eat a hermit crab that ventured to close to its mouth. i walked in and saw something in its mouth but didnt know what it was. after watching for a few minutes it spit a pretty large hermit crab shell with nothing left inside but the exoskeleton of the crab, all the meat was gone. of course as soon as hit the sand my peppermint shrimp and other hermits scavaged the remains. never thought id see a coral do this.
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