10-24-2012 04:47 PM
In my 20 Gallon Saltwater currently FOWLR (soon to be reef whenever I have time to get some corals and inverts) I have two Ocellaris Clownfish and one Yellow Watchman Goby. For the last few months I've only fed them one kind of food (Omega Flakes) twice a day. I know that was not great but I was new to saltwater and tried to keep it as simple as possible. What other foods can I give them (ex. Pellets/Frozen/Live)?
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10-25-2012 02:56 PM
Yea, depending on the fish. We sell various graciliaria algaes at the store for $1.99 which are used to feed to tangs, angels, etc. You can also find live copepods for sale relatively easily for small stuff, like dragonets. Ghost shrimp are good for larger stuff.
10-29-2012 07:42 PM
Also monitor competition and make sure that you target feed slower feeding fish. Sometimes, it is impossible to keep certain species together not because of direct aggression, but simply because they are not fast enough. I think I told you that my Koran Angel was losing muscle mass, actually thinning on either side of his spine behind his head, very bad indication of malnutrition, owing to the insatiable appetites and quick movement of the chromis gang.
He is fully recovered. . .now that they are out of the tank.
I have also noticed that my fish, as they gain size, stop paying as much attention to the tiny food on which they were raised initially. The angels look for larger pieces of Krill and Squid and will not waste time chasing tiny mysis around unless they are really hungry. Even then, it wouldn't be effective for them. SO do look for issues as they arise and change any foods that your fish may have outgrown. Many marine species are very opportunistic feeders, so variety--as much as you can possibly provide-- is good.