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Old 03-23-2012, 01:43 PM   #31
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Just ordered two of those fans off amazon - $25 shipped. Not bad. Now to find a ballast!
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For food, I've heard to start most Anglers start on ghost shrimp. Are these readily available at most LFS?

What does "gut-loaded" mean?

Lastly, what are the alternative food sources that I need to look into?
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Gut loaded is feeding the prey with a balanced diet so when your angler eats it they get all the benefits.
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Gotcha - so basically feed the food. Replicate a food chain.
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Yep it's pretty simple. You just don't want to feed him shrimp or anything that hasn't eaten. It will keep the angler full but it will not really benefit him .
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For food, I've heard to start most Anglers start on ghost shrimp. Are these readily available at most LFS?

What does "gut-loaded" mean?

Lastly, what are the alternative food sources that I need to look into?
OK ,this is the tricky part to these guys..I have been very lucky to get both of mine on frozen foods very quickly(just fed the new one a scallop today)
Ghost shrimp are FW feeders,,They will only last an hour or 2 in the tank..Gut loaded just means they ate something good and have a full belly of nutrients
I tried them with the new one and he had NO interest ..He did end up eating a chromis, which took a couple days ..
I feed my older one table shrimp,trigger formula cubes,scallops and chromis (one or 2 every other month)
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Thanks for the info. I'm up for the challenge! I've got a while to go so I'll be looking for food sources nearby and come up with a game plan.
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Quick pic of the back chambers.
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Lastly, I found the home of this tank. It's on a small side table now, but replace that with the stand and you see the spot, right next to the office desk.
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