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Old 02-10-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Feeding my anemone...

Well ive had him for over a week and I have finally figured out a successfull way of feeding him (I think) I been using frozen cubes of reef plankton and so far I have just been feeding about 1/3 of the cube a day...am I under feeding him or over feeding? Given the clowns love the stuff and usually swoop in and eat alot of what I put in for him.
Another thing about feeding, I started out with feeding flakes to my damsels but since I started putting the frozen food in there they do not act interested in the flakes anymore...should I just stop trying to feed them flakes because they end up getting sucked in the filter before its eaten....thanks for the help
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I feed mine Rod's Food... but I would not feed everyday Anemone mostly live off of photosynthesis which also with your feeding of clowns and other fish they would still get what they can for feeding.... But I would check with the other maybe they give some better advice I am still new with my Anemone. I think you might be over feeding..
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Yeah, I'm told to feed the anemone like once every 3 days or so with the chopped raw shrimp. As for the flakes, I think fishes like variety of different food, but since you've been feeding the anemone every day, which you shouldn't, with the live food, fishes are more interested with the food that it has to catch, so if I was you, I will take turns, one day flakes, and one day something else, like pellet and one day it's the frozen cubes, so it doesn't get bored...
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2-3 times a week at most with meaty foods like silver sides, krill, shrimp would be good. Once a week is probably better. Your clowns, if they are hosting the anemone, will bring small bits of food to it from time to time.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:42 PM   #5
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Wow, I guess I have been way over feeding...every 3 days, really? Glad I asked this question!!
Yeah I like the idea of switching up what i feed them everyday. I dont think that I would like to eat the same thing everyday for the rest of my life!!

One other thing just out of curiosity, this may be a stupid question but to the hermits actually eat fish waste or algea only??
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No they are not hosting it I was hoping they would but no luck.
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What Kind of Anemone you have?
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hermits will eat both animal matter and algae. They are kind of like garbage disposals. They will eat anything they can fit in their mouth (cyano usually excluded). Some people aren't fond of them but i love them and think they are a valuable addition to a CUC.
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Yeah I like my Mini Blue Hermits I think they do the best job at cleaning up the mess... IMO
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No they are not hosting it I was hoping they would but no luck.
There is no real guarantee that they will host the anenome. Mine would not and had to return it.
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