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Old 04-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #261
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Tim ,i would just skip the ghosts from now on and just get him a damsel or 2 ...
When you say brine i assume they are tiny mysis sized things right?..Would be hard to tell if he ate any of those(and probably just too small for him to even bother with) or if they just got sucked up in the filter too..
Plus you'll definitely notice a damsel in his belly..Don't be worried about it looking too big for it,,,He'll eat it...
Remember its not a baby clown fish or goby ,,he'll eat things the same size he is

Oh the straw ,,i guess it doesn't matter,just makes it easier to stick the food on the end of it

Good luck with him,,i know he'll be just fine
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:38 PM   #262
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Tim ,i would just skip the ghosts from now on and just get him a damsel or 2 ...
When you say brine i assume they are tiny mysis sized things right?..Would be hard to tell if he ate any of those(and probably just too small for him to even bother with) or if they just got sucked up in the filter too..
Plus you'll definitely notice a damsel in his belly..Don't be worried about it looking too big for it,,,He'll eat it...
Remember its not a baby clown fish or goby ,,he'll eat things the same size he is

Oh the straw ,,i guess it doesn't matter,just makes it easier to stick the food on the end of it

Good luck with him,,i know he'll be just fine

I totally agree on the ghosts - figured I'd give it a try and now I'm over it...

As for the damsels / chromis - I'm all for it, I'm heading out to an LFS now that I don't normally go to looking for tiny versions of those fish. Remember my angler is only 7/8" so even at the same size the fish has to be pretty small.

And for the brine - yes they are mysis sized, and just now I added a bunch more and watched him eat 2 for sure and possibly a third, but I couldn't tell if he got it or missed it. He is so fast its crazy!

I'll update later with my findings
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #263
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I totally agree on the ghosts - figured I'd give it a try and now I'm over it...

As for the damsels / chromis - I'm all for it, I'm heading out to an LFS now that I don't normally go to looking for tiny versions of those fish. Remember my angler is only 7/8" so even at the same size the fish has to be pretty small.

And for the brine - yes they are mysis sized, and just now I added a bunch more and watched him eat 2 for sure and possibly a third, but I couldn't tell if he got it or missed it. He is so fast its crazy!

I'll update later with my findings
Get shark formula and cut it into four. I dont know what's in it but every fish LOOOVEES IT!
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Thanks, I'll look into that as well.

I found two 1" chromises at the LFS so I brought them home and am floating them now. They were the smallest they had and I've seen, but I still think it might be a bit big for now. Time will tell!

Light are off for now while acclimating and I'll probably leave them off for the night.
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I feed my bigger one an OC trigger formula cube once a month ,basically the same stuff as the shark formula .
If the chromis is about the same size i bet it will be gone within 24-36 hours...

Its cool to have someone to talk anglers with now..
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Thanks, I'll look into that as well.

I found two 1" chromises at the LFS so I brought them home and am floating them now. They were the smallest they had and I've seen, but I still think it might be a bit big for now. Time will tell!

Light are off for now while acclimating and I'll probably leave them off for the night.
You could have a chromis/angler tank! Haha, so isnt that some expensive food? Will the little guy always eat live?
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You could have a chromis/angler tank! Haha, so isnt that some expensive food? Will the little guy always eat live?
Nah,,
4 bucks for a weeks worth of food ...if /when he eats it he'll be good for a week+...its well worth it in the beginning, till they get used to the frozen foo on a stick
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4 bucks for a weeks worth of food ...if /when he eats it he'll be good for a week+...its well worth it in the beginning, till they get used to the frozen foo on a stick
Oh so 1 a week basically? I can see how its a good way to get them eating! Then it is cheaper fromthere on out right?
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Oh so 1 a week basically? I can see how its a good way to get them eating! Then it is cheaper fromthere on out right?
Oh yeah,as long as you get them eating frozen..then you can feed them table shrimp,scallops and frozen cubes
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Awesome - I'm loving this more and more!
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