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    brain coral

    just a quicky here i bought a brain from marinescape and i forgot to ask do you have to spot feed them or will they just eat when i feed the fish?

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    No you dont need to spot feed them. They grow slightly faster if you do but to me its not worth the hassle. I dont feed any of my corals ...just the fish. So they get the left over fish food and fish poop. All corals are doing great.

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    I have a green open brain that I feed pellets and occasionally small silversides twice a week.

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    You don't have to feed it but it will grow larger/bigger if you do.
    90G bb mixed reef set up in April 2005. I had 40g mixed reef for one year before that

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    if im to spot feed would i give it silverside or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTINPRICE
    if im to spot feed would i give it silverside or what?
    silverside or any meaty food is fine. I would feed it once/twice a week.
    90G bb mixed reef set up in April 2005. I had 40g mixed reef for one year before that

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    It's up to you. As I said you can give it some small silversides, the ones you can get in the asian grocery store, about 1 1/2" long and very thin. You can give it some pieces of raw shrimp. You can also give it some pellets that I spot feed it through a turkey baster. It may not accept it at first or have difficulty catching the food depending on the size of it's feeding tentacles. When you start regularly feeding them, their tentacles will get longer to accept the food more easily, at least mine did. Make sure that if you are feeding silversides you catch any uneaten pieces from floating away and polluting your tank, unless you want to give it to your hermits.

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    You can also pick up some scallops at the fish counter at loblaws. Keep them raw & just about everything eats pieces of scallop.

    Cheers!
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    sounds good im going to feed the big guy tonight!! thanks guys

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