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Old 02-09-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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YT and Lawnmower diet

I bought a Lawnmower (sailfin) blenny and Yellow Tang for macro control. I have probably 10 different macros in display and they eat most of them.
However when I feed the tank they just go nuts over the plankton/mysis and anything else I throw in there. I thought these guys are herbavores 8O nowhere have I read they are omnivores, is this the norm. They are both plump and happy.
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I have both of these fish and they are both omnivores. FWIW
In fact the tang from what I understand needs a mix of both types of food.
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In fact the tang from what I understand needs a mix of both types of food
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YT eats more meat than anyother fish in the tank. He has also desimated my Red Grape Macros. Kinda cool to watch animals eat natural food though. kinda like watching a pod break free from the LR and then immediately gulped up by a predator. Watching the whole food chain in action is awesome.
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On the same lines, will a SW fish or invert eat something it shouldn't? I know rainbow trout will gorge themselves of corn when they can't digest it and sometimes will die because of it, they can't digest it and subsequently get a blockage in their digestive tract. It is illegal to chum with corn in california because of that.
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Yes. Lionfish will eat Goldfish is a good example. Most fish will go nuts over red Brine Shrimp even though they are devoid of nutrition.
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Most fish will go nuts over red Brine Shrimp even though they are devoid of nutrition.
The Lion Fish was the example I was looking for. Just don't want them to eat something harmful. Live Brine is kinda fun once in a while.

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