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Old 07-27-2009, 01:43 PM   #1
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Tang feeding question.

I've read you can feed tangs romaine lettuce, seaweed, vitamin enriched brine shrimp and a few other things. When using lettuce or seaweed how long should it be left on the Veggie clip?
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I put 1/4 of a sheet in when I get up in the afternoon (I work 8PM to 4AM) and I just leave it in there. My tang eventually eats it all throughout the day. Just make sure there isn't a bunch on the clip just sitting there it will disintegrate and clog up your filter pads.
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I put 1/4 of a sheet in when I get up in the afternoon (I work 8PM to 4AM) and I just leave it in there. My tang eventually eats it all throughout the day. Just make sure there isn't a bunch on the clip just sitting there it will disintegrate and clog up your filter pads.
Thanks for the info, when you say 1/4 sheet you're referring to the seaweed? Doing this doesn't affect the water parameters to badly?
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Use nori, not lettuce or broccoli or other land based food which isn't naturally in a tangs diet. I put a few drops of GarlicXtreme on the nori and attach it to a clip which I have zip tied to a small piece of live rock. All the fish eat it, so it's gone in a few mins, but I wouldn't leave it in for more than a few hrs. It will start to disintegrate.
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Thanks Larry, What is Nori and where can i get it? I have seaweed which i feed to my cichlids would that work?
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I use dried seaweed and it`s gone in half an hour anyway.
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I also use spirulina dried flakes that I will toss in and watch them eat it. As long as they are eating I add a little more, and stop when they are done. It is nice change to sheets every once in a while, and cheap and easy to store. Also a very good choice for herbivore fish.
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Thanks Larry, What is Nori and where can i get it? I have seaweed which i feed to my cichlids would that work?
I'm not familiar with cichlid food, but you might be able to find dried nori at your local Asain market, or...
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Thanks guys. I just fed them Frozen Spirulina Brine Shrimp and they all went nuts especially the tang, I've never seen anything eat at warp speed before. Tomorrow I will try the seaweed.
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