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Old 02-13-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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What is a good mixture of food for fish

What is a good mixture of food for the fish in my reef tank. I got a coral beauty in there, hasn't touched the coral since I got him. Shrimp clown & damsils. How should I mix it? Store it?
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A food mix can include the following: Nori and/or other algaes, mysis, krill, cyclop-eeze, shrimp, marine fish, crab, clams, Golden Pearls, spirulina, and small pellets. I prefer pellets over flake, but certain companies do make a flake out of marine algaes. Most of these can be mixed in a blender or finely minced, mixed, and frozen flat in a freezer bag.
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Awsome, thank you. That is very helpful, especally the flat & freeze part exactly what I needed.
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I do the same as James there but I do add some garlic oil to it also.
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Good point with the garlic. Now does garlic actually have nutriant for fish/tank, or is it just an attractent.
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There are many myths out there about garlic. I personally think it`s good for your fish as with humans.I believe it does help with the immune system. A lot of folks think it kills ick but I dont believe it does IMO. Here is a link that I like to use on garlic.

Garlic: What has been Studied Versus What has been Claimed by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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Very informative, thank you. Garlic will definatly go in my mix.
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I feed what james does but I do it by buying Rod's Food. For the qantities I need I found its cheaper to buy it prepared than mixing everyhtng my self.
But everyone should make their own at least once <g>.
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Rods Food, is that the brand name? If so what does it look like? What should I look for?
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Yes it is check out Rod's Food for a retailer near you.
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