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Old 10-15-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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Coral Beauty in QT

I'm just about to put a coral beauty in QT - would you recommend putting some seaweed in on a clip for him (as well as normal frozen food each day)? If so, will twice a week be enough, leaving the seaweed in for 2 hours before taking the uneaten out?
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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I would just (actually did for my coral beauty) feed pellet food and the occasional frozen for his time in the QT. I got mine use to nori when I moved him into my main tank as I never feed him that in QT.

I suppose you could do what you are asking so long as the pieces aren't too big and you do take it out within the 2 hour time frame you are speaking of.
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Well, if the nori isn't going to benefit him while he's in the QT then I won't bother

I'll just stick to the usual frozen mysis/gamma/brine/seaveggies I feed my other fish.
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:25 PM   #4
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Just remember to go easy on the feeding and remove as much of the uneaten food as you can from the QT system.
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Will putting my hand in to remove the food stress the fish, if it's done slowly?
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Old 10-15-2004, 10:50 PM   #6
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Use a rigid airline pipe attached to the flexi pipe used for airstones. It will be much less intrusive to the fish and much easier for you to target detritus removal without stirring it up and making it harder to remove.

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I'm going to use a turkey baster to get the food out, but a lot of it is actually stuck to the bottom and/or turned into powder on the bottom. I won't be able to get all of it out without actually wiping the bottom of the tank (even then it'll be tricky), which I guess will harm the bacteria?

And, when I do my 50% waterchange before I put my fish in after my QT has finished cycling, the foam pads in my filter will be out of the water for a couple of mins. Is this ok?
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what I did with mine (when she was in qt) was break up a little bit of nori into small pieces. She seemed to enjoy "picking at the smaller pieces.
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Yeah, I reckon I'll put a bit of nori in for her when she goes in.

Any ideas on the stuck food on the bottom issue and the filter pads?
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I just use a small diameter hose and siphon the leftovers out. Don't worry about stressing the fish. He won't like it at first, but will get used to it. 8O
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