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Old 03-14-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Weird My Tang Hates.....

So I guess it's Offical My Kole Tang Hates eating Nori from the Clip or Dried Seaweed. Only Likes Mysis and Meaty Foods But will still eat whatever detritus that left behind by the other tank mates and whatever Small Algae that grow but other than that he will not accept the other stuff that is recommend for him.... He's a Hardy Guy.... :p
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Drop some macro in there. See if the entices the little buggers taste buds, then try the dried again
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For awhile mine would not mess with dried seaweed either but I guess he must have aquired a taste for it as he eats it now. Dont give up on him as he will probably do the same.
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I'm having the same trouble with my Hippo and Scopas...won't touch it. I left the Nori out to get a little sturdier and have attached it along with a couple sprigs of Caulerpa (msp) to a piece of LR rubble and put in on a piece of rock. They are interested, but seems the snails are more.

I have been giving them Ocean Nutrition's Formula 2 Flake and Pellet so they will at least get their greens. I don't understand why they don't like it..my last Tang ate it from my hand. Soaking in garlic doesn't seem to make a difference either. I even tried Bok Choy. Not..
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Feed your tank every other day and on the off days feed the dried seaweed and they will start to nip on it.
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Thanks for the tip, Mike, will try.
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I think I've tried everything today I went to get some Micro Algae and he still does not want it he took it then spit it out? But I will try again in a couple days to feed again and see what happens....
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My PBT and Kole nip at nori, but they really only eat flake/pellet/mysis. As long as they are eating something and seem healthy I am cool with that.
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My PBT and Kole nip at nori, but they really only eat flake/pellet/mysis. As long as they are eating something and seem healthy I am cool with that.
And that`s OK. I can see your point. But remember that tangs are herbivores and they actually need greens like seaweed and macro algeas. It`s good for them and actually contains the vitamin C they need. I actually sometimes put brocchli out there and they eat the little buds off of it. Bawel- keep trying. Dont give up. Keep putting it out there and they will sooner or later go to it.
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