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Old 08-13-2017, 08:07 PM   #1
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Cocoa Worm????

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:10 PM   #2
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Do you want one or have one. In my example, I have to feed my feather dusters weekly in order to keep them healthy. I can't remover the type of food exactly but I'll write the name down when I get home
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in that 34g that tang don't belong they are avid swimmers and need lots of room .
always wanted a coco worm but never got one I did have many large feather dusters
coco worms and feather dusters are both filter feeders they get what they need from the water column no special foods are needed
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From everything I've read and discussed with other keepers, tangs get extremely stressed in closed quarters, developed ich and... well... you know
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:29 PM   #5
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It's called benelets benreef reef food

I wasn't feeding anything to my duster at first, but it was starving. It shed all of its feathers and usually that's it, it's dead or close to it. But no, it grew more and now I spot feed it this once a week and it's bigger then it's ever been. This food is even better then reef roids
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Coco worms are beautiful, but can be difficult to care for. They need an established system that can either produce food for it to eat from the water column or will need target feeding.
I had one for some time. The tank was several years old at that point if I remember correctly. I spot fed, but the liquid foods quickly and easily foul up the water column...and this is a system double the size of yours. You will need to have very strong filtration simply to keep up. This isn't bringing into consideration the large bioload already in the system itself.
Due to this, I'd highly suggest not having a coco worm in this system as it will end up starving to dead. I'd return it if possible. This hobby is about patience and the success that comes from it.
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Thank you all for the advice. cgthebeast, I will grab some of the food you suggested!! I am target feeding and all seems well. I have read they are very specialized. As for the tang. I have had him almost a year and he is very healthy. However we are moving to a larger tank in the coming months which is why I kept him.
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Cocoa worm is happy and healthy. Decided to keep him and we love him!!! Target feeding and calcium vigilence.
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