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Old 02-14-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question feeding ???

i have 55gal fowlr that i have had for about 6 months with just some damsels, crabs and snails i recently added a yellow tang and powder brown tang that i found out should be in a bigger tank than a 55 and i'm not real sure how to feed everything.

the tank has:
1 yellow tang
1 powder brown tang
4 damsels
1 scooter blenny
1 percula clown
15 hermit crabs
4 snails
1 scarlet skunk shrimp

any helpful advice on feeding or anything anyone sees concern about please help.

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Wow, that's a lot of fish for a 55G. You will find the tangs won't be happy for long in your tank. Is there any chance you can take them back to the LFS? They should be housed in at least a 100 G tank. They need lots of swimming room.

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Please return the tangs or find them a good home. They will need some vegi matter e.g. nori in their diet. Nori is the seaweed wrap used for sushi. You can get it in almost any Asian market or some grocery stores. You can also get it at the lfs.

What else are you feeding?
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:39 PM   #4
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i have been feeding omega 1 marine flakes and brine shrimp.
my lfs said that was all i needed for my damsels and percula clown
i have been researching stuff lately and realize i need to feed more of a variety
i have read about supplements also but don't really know anything about them.

my tangs are small right now and i am looking to increase my tank size in the
near future.
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That will be OK for the fish other than the tangs.. The tangs are herbivores and need vegetable matter. I use seaweed selects from my LFS. They also make an algea based flake food called spirilina. These are important for the tangs. I also put a piece of Broccoli on a clip to feed the tangs.

Here is some links on the tangs
FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "Yellow Tang"

FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "Powder Brown Tang, Gold Rim Tang"
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