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Old 07-31-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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How do you get a tang to eat its vegetables?

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I've got a juvenile Blue Caribbean Tang for about 5 days now, he is doing great and eats what little is on the rocks at this point and devours the Spirulina Brine Shrimp. I've tried feeding him the Nori (seaweed) and he refuses to eat it. I chopped up garlic and let it sit on the nori for a while, cleaned it off and tried again, he still didn't go for it. The funny part is there must of been some garlic left on the nori that was now floating in the water column which he ate all of. How do I get him to eat his veggies?
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I would just leave a small piece in there and he`ll eventually eat some. Leave it in for a few hours and see what happens.
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Copy that, he doesn't seem to like the clip should i try leaving it over night in the clip of just let it float around?
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If he does not like the clip try rubberbanding it to a rock.
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Take his TV away? JK

100% sure it's untoasted right? I've never known one to pass it up. Though in the qt/hosp I just float it, but then I'm not worried about the long term consequences there. Maybe try floating a small piece and see if that interests him. He may still be gun shy.
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Take his TV away? JK

100% sure it's untoasted right? I've never known one to pass it up. Though in the qt/hosp I just float it, but then I'm not worried about the long term consequences there. Maybe try floating a small piece and see if that interests him. He may still be gun shy.
ROFL, I think I'll just tune the TV to Discovery on Sunday (Shark week starts) if he doesn't eat his Veggies. I tried letting some float and he just swims near it then swims away. Where do you get your seaweed? My wife picked ours up at shoprite, the cichlids love it though. He has no qualms about eating his spirulina Brine shrimp like a mad man. If he just wont eat it, what other veggies can i feed him?
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Thanks capt, the roasted one is the one to get?
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Most Petsmart and LFS sell something like seaweed selects that`s basically the same as what the captain mentioned. I use it all the time. They love it.
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