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Old 01-27-2011, 03:17 AM   #1
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I bought a yellow eyed tang 2days ago and all it dose is hide and I haven't seen him eat yet. Any advice on what food to try? Am using frozen brine shrimp
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
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try some seaweed/nori on a clip. most tangs like it
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Tangs need seaweed or algae daily. Put some on a clip after soaking it in garlic guard or one of the other garlic extracts. I also soak in some selcon.

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Old 01-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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Just go to your local Chinese market or local health food store. Buy some roasted seaweed or nori (not the flavored kind) put it in a veggy clip and place it in a low flow zone. Or you can roll it in your finger tips (in the water) until it breaks up into tiny pieces (that's how my tang eats it). I have never used garlic on mine, but if it works why not?
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Thanks for the advice I do have seaweed I got from lfs and tried it with a clip didn't see him eat it but it was gone when I got home from work but there was bits of it floating round my tank so not sure if he ate it or the water broke it dwn? Have been told to wrap a bit round a rock with an elastic band is this a good idea?
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Try a variety of different foods. They are herbivores so vegetable matter is the number one thing. But also try spirulina flakes, Frozen mysis shrimp and vitamin fortified brine. Variety is the key.
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I tried three different types of seaweed. Red, purple and green. I've noticed that my tangs love the purple, don't mind the green occasionally and will not touch the red no matter what.

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Ya mine is not liking the red that much, he will eat it though. I am going today to get him some green and purple.
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He's getting braver he's out swimming about still don't seem to interested in the seaweed more interested in pecking at the rocks! How long should I leave the seaweed in? Heres a pic of the little fella
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Take it out before it starts looking really mushy but have some more ready to go in. I'm pretty sure it took mine three or four days before he was pecking at it. I found the tangs to be more skittish than my clowns. The tangs took a little longer to come around, 3 or 4 days. Keep soaking with garlic guard.

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