Originally Posted by reefbound
I give zooplankton,frozen brine shrimp,formula one marine pellet w/garlic and wardley flake food at different times of the week and I also see them feast on the little live shimp looking critters in the tank...The only other food that goes in is Kents invert food once a week... I wish the pic would show too.I will keep trying to get a clear pic of the spots. they have a variety of food,do you think I should find one staple and stick to that? or expand the varity more...
Variety is very important in the fish's diet as is what you choose. Brine and dried foods depending on manufacturer often being poor choices. The Formula is fine but what in the tank is going to benefit from the Zooplankton or invert food?
Good food choices should include a good variety
of meat and veggies, especially veggies in terms of the angel and possibley sponge matter. Frozen foods often "fitting the bill" quite well. There are a variety of quality manufacturers that have well balanced vitamin fortified preparations, Ocean Nutrition being my choice. You can also suppliment foods with liquid vitamins as well. If good choices are unavailable from your LFS
, please consider making your own. Quite easy and very affordable. Seach for blender mush on theis forum for some recipes.
edit: setting up and breaking down the QT tank is getting old,I was thinking of setting it up and letting it run like a second tank... What do you think of putting a skilter filter on the 20 gal QT tank with a 10 gal sump along with normal water changes.
That would be just fine but be careful with the skimmer if using meds. Some will be affected by it's use. Also keep in mind that any equipment should remain QT
only for safety sake of the main tank. Be sure as well to lightly feed the QT
1-2x a week to feed bacteria and keep the tank cycled if without fish.
I do suspect something, just not clear on what yet so please keep the thread updated if there are any changes/new symptoms no matter how minor. I would definately start with a series of large water changes (well aged/aerated) over the next few days to reduce potential organics as well as augmenting the diet and quality of foods fed. If a minor bacterial issue (which I doubt) it will help. Be sure to get the QT
up and cycled in the meantime.