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Old 12-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #141
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That's awesome! For a minute I thought you were in my boat!

I use a similar setup with fishing line hooked around a clear pipette. It works great feeding the Mantis, but so far the closest I've gotten with the Angler was he ate a frozen Krill off the end and spit it back out.

Crazy thing is that when I feed my homemade mash, he opens his mouth and directs some of the water and tiny bits of the food in. Tomorrow I am planning to use a 1/4" size piece of the unfrozen food and see if he takes it. If so that would be amazing.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #142
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Thanks. That is very odd he wants the frozen mash of food. I have read some accounts where the angler won't eat food unless it has a head lol sounds odd but who knows for sure what is going on with these crazy fish. Hopefully yours will start eating frozen stuff soon. I couldn't imagine trying for as long as you have been.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:23 AM   #143
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Glad you got him to eat! You guys are crazy for taking on such a hard fish lol.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:49 AM   #144
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Are anglers really hard at all? I've heard they are smewhat hardy. I'm thinking about getting a dwarf angler for y 40b reef. Anything besides bubble coral I should stay away from?
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:49 AM   #145
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They're hardy if you can get them to eat haha. They're super easy fish besides feeding. Feeding is hard.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:31 AM   #146
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Think they'd accept guppies to start them feeding? I have a guppy breeding setup that's pumping guppies out constantly.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:32 AM   #147
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Well saltwater feeders would be better,
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:42 AM   #148
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Yea I would stick with saltwater feeders but do you think they would get the angler to start eating possibly?
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:07 AM   #149
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Yeah probably. But like mine... I had a clown goby and a chromi in there for 2 days and he tried catching them but just couldn't... However mine is still a little tyke.
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I wouldn't use guppies. Damsels / chromis and live shrimp are best for an angler who doesn't want to eat frozen . And yes feeding seems to be the biggest issue so far. Also I would stay away from any coral that is easily damgaged.
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