Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-29-2017, 07:30 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Swimmer910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 48
Food for clowns?

So a couple of weeks ago I picked up a couple of black ice clownfish. They are doing pretty well except they aren't really eating. I feed them New Life Spectrum pellets and one of the clowns nibbles and the other eats it then spits it out. Any suggestions on what type of food to feed them?
__________________

__________________
Swimmer910 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 07:41 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,375
I feed all my sw fish frozen mysis, rods food, sf bay emerald entree and marine cuisine. I have a few picky eaters too and no issues whatsoever with any of these foods.

And clowns are definitely not picky lol
__________________

__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 08:27 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,060
When fish don't eat, there is something wrong in the water column. This is especially true with fish that are far from picky eaters.
Can you tell us more about the system? Current parameters? How long has the system been running? Was the tank cycled? What other livestock is in the tank?
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 02:10 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Swimmer910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 48
It's a 20g tank with a diamond back goby, peppermint shrimp, pistol shrimp, hermit crabs and some snails. I use to have a striped damsel but removed it because it was being super aggressive towards the clowns. It's weird b/c they were like this since I got them 2weeks ago. My parameters are:
Ph: 7.8
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite:0ppm
Nitrate: 5.0-10ppm

The tank has been cycled
__________________
Swimmer910 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 02:31 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,417
I feed live black worms and this other kind of tiny pellet that I can't recall off the top of my head
__________________
My tanks (so far )
5.5 gallon Planted Dwarf Puffer tank (2 Dwarf Puffers and a lot of RCS!)
16 Gallon Planted
(GBR pair, 3 amano shrimp and a whole bunch of snails!)
Nils is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 03:33 PM   #6
SW REEF 20+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,682
Always best to feed a variety. I like Mysis, vitamin fortified brine shrimp and flake.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 09:09 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 17
I feed my ice clowns mysis and LRS reef frenzy. They love it.
__________________
ezra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 10:15 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 14,414
The clowns I had loved most everything (frozen, freeze dried rehydrated), but the Hikari Seaweed Extreme seemed to be a favorite dry food.
__________________

__________________
FW & SW
Favorite tank right now - 12G Edge nano fish

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown, clowns, food

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clarkii clowns and gold banded clowns Kamal12 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 04-02-2012 04:11 AM
Question about fighting percula clowns? Will adding more clowns or another BTA help? bodie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 06-19-2008 10:24 AM
adding clowns, with clowns? Stuquarium Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-04-2005 12:43 AM
Adding clowns to clowns? help! Goofyjas Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 09-27-2005 01:00 AM
Black Percula Clowns with Cinnamon Clowns? xxnonamexx Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-05-2005 11:10 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.