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    Okay, stupid question but. How do you make a juvi naso tang eat algea

    Or anything else for that matter.

    Mine eats pellets and brine shrimp.

    Maybe he doenst know it, but he's supposed to eat vegi's of some kind.
    So how do I get him to eat them.

    I tried broccoli tonight, nada.
    For the last 2 weeks seaweed with a clip. Nada

    either im going to force feed him with teeny weeny tweesers. Or I'm going to rectally feed him.
    Cuase he doens't know whats good for him.

    ANy idea's or old school tricks?
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    When he gets hungry he should eat.

    The hardest thing is starting out.If there were previous fish fighting for the food it would be a no brainer for it.Eat before it's all gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve w. View Post
    When he gets hungry he should eat.

    The hardest thing is starting out.If there were previous fish fighting for the food it would be a no brainer for it.Eat before it's all gone.
    Well ya, that's whats happening now. But he only eats brine shrimp or pellets, and so he doesn't starve, i also feed them flake food. Maybe he thinks he's a shark. Eats meat only. *shrugs*

    But no way does he eat the nori sheets and obviously right now, not the broccoli either.

    Oh well, hope he figures it out someday.
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    yea he will figure it out, once he figures out that he is starving for the greens he will start looking! Give it time.

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    Have you clipped the nori to the glass with a magnet and left it?
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    Many mixed corals and clams.
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    Mag 24 return,RODI,2 Phosban reactors and UV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve w. View Post
    Have you clipped the nori to the glass with a magnet and left it?
    Yup, then it gets soft, then starts doing the fan wave, until it drops off the clip onto the bottom of the sand, then I leave it there for a few days, until i get sick of looking at the sea puke on the bottom of my sand.

    THen I wait a few days, for my tank water to be skimmed, to remove any old nori. THen tried again, repeat process.

    oh well.
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    maybe you need to treat him like a baby. you could stick you head in the tank and take nibbles at it :b7: :b2:

    what type of nori is it?? my tang will only eat one type, he just ignores the rest. i wouldn't let it get all soft and sit on the bottom, take it out right away to avoid excess nitrates. you could try crumbling some up and adding it with food, some tangs like to pick the nori out of the water. you could also try some spirulina flake or frozen algae cubes, just to get him some veg.
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    My current Yellow tang hit the nori clip as soon as my hand was removed. Prior to this one, I had a Yellow that would not touch it for months. I soaked it in Garlic Guard until it was saturated and within a week of doing that she/he finally started to eat the nori and got very plump in no time. As soon as the Yellow started eating it the others learned the behavior and started picking at the clip when ever the tang was not in front of it. Try the Garlic Guard and see if that works.
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiseman View Post
    My current Yellow tang hit the nori clip as soon as my hand was removed. Prior to this one, I had a Yellow that would not touch it for months. I soaked it in Garlic Guard until it was saturated and within a week of doing that she/he finally started to eat the nori and got very plump in no time. As soon as the Yellow started eating it the others learned the behavior and started picking at the clip when ever the tang was not in front of it. Try the Garlic Guard and see if that works.
    GREAT idea,...but what about normal diced garlic. Just rub it on the nori?

    or would that bother the inhabitants.
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    I don't think it would be absorbed if you just rubbed dry garlic on a thin sheet of nori. The liquid form will move into the water column and garlic guard is known to elicit a feeding responce in fish.
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

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