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Old 03-19-2004, 12:08 PM   #11
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Hey guys, you're talking to TEENS here. They not only survive, but thrive on potato chips
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cmor1701d ... that is as comical as it is true. But on a more serious note ...

Steve, I almost always fed live brine to fish as I introduced them to the tank because this seemed to really boost my odds of getting the rather picky fish to feed while under a little stress. I guess I could look for other live food, but I think this is all my LFS's provide. Do you have any foods in particular that you use when getting a fish acclimated to a tank? (live or frozen)
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Try adding some Garlic Xtreme to the food you usually use. Just a couple of drops should do.
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Steve, I almost always fed live brine to fish as I introduced them to the tank because this seemed to really boost my odds of getting the rather picky fish to feed while under a little stress.
With a new fish I would actually suggest feeding them whatever it takes to get them eating. Once accepting the captive environment, they are usually quite easy to wein onto something better. It's just something I would not feed as a regular food sup long term.

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I guess I could look for other live food, but I think this is all my LFS's provide. Do you have any foods in particular that you use when getting a fish acclimated to a tank? (live or frozen)
As cmor1701d pointed out the garlic works amazingly well to stimulate a feeding response. Just be careful to only use a few drops or you will overload the senses and confuse the fish. Other than fresh caught seafoods, I only feed frozen mysis (Priscine Energetics) when meaty foods are rotated into the feeding schedule.

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My 1st saltwater tank all I fed was brine shrimp. Well my fish starved to death on stomachs full of brine. I will never feed the stuff again, yet the newly hatched is great for smaller fish such as chromis. Variety is the best, and brine really isn't worth anything IMHO.
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I just fed my buttons cyclop-eeze and I think they ate it cuz they closed part way up when I fed, is that what happens when they eat?
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is that what happens when they eat?


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ya but for some cheap fun with your tank they are kool to feed to polyps and such , jsut for fun.Not for high protien feeding or something
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