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Old 05-03-2007, 05:45 PM   #61
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What type of food should I get for the Clown? I understand this will be more than just one kind but I am not sure what I should be looking for..

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Old 05-03-2007, 05:46 PM   #62
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I like Mysis, shrimp. You can go to the grocery store and buy fresh, raw, unseasoned seafood and make your own mush.
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Second the mysis shrimp. I also feed mine Ocean Nutrition #1 small pellets, Prime Reef flakes, and cyclopeeze. He doesn't seem to care for squid or the frozen Prime Reef.
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Clowns are omnivores, so you want some vegetable matter in their diet. Many commercial brands are designed for omnivores. The majority of the diet should consist of meaty foods, but having some plant matter is important as well. I like a mix of foods designed for carnivores and omnivores staggered through out the week. If you make your own food ie blender mush, you can add some spirulina and/or dried seaweed sheets, peas, broccoli, etc. for the desired effect. SW plants are best and should always be included. HTH
BTW firefish are peaceful and kind of shy. I would make that my first fish addition so it can get acclimated and claim some territory before the more aggressive fish are introduced. Peaceful fish go in first and the tank should be stocked slowly over a few months for best results.
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:24 PM   #65
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I just called LiveAquaria and seeked advice there as well. They said I should only get 1 goby and 1 firefish otherwize they will fight with eachother. The also said I should put the firefish in 1st and then the goby and then the clown...
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They are all peacefull, that would be a good starting order as well. The gobys/firefish may/will fight if they aren't already a mated pair.
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I have a question on the mush. If I only have the 1 clown in my tank how much "mush" do I feed it? teaspoon full? Just a dab? Will it sink to the bottom? If it does sink will he eat it off the bottom?
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I soak my food in garlic (to help boost their immune systems, some think it helps to trigger a feeding response), selcon and zoe (both for added nutrience). My clown never ate off the bottom. My phs keep the water stirred so the food goes all over the place. I would feed as much as he can eat in under 3 minutes. I'm not sure if the mush will float or not.
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Sorry I hate to ask MORE questions but what is selcon and zoe ?
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Fire fish are known jumpers so you may want to look into a canopy if you don't have one or egg crate
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