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    Senior Member StephG's Avatar
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    What should I be feeding?

    Well I finally got the rest of my cleanup crew for my tank. Here's what I have in the tank now.

    1 Emeral Crab
    1 Cleaner Shrimp
    1 Porcelain crab
    5 Astrea Snails
    12 Nasarius snails
    4 Cerith snails
    10 Blue legged hermit crabs
    1 Small Candy Cane coral

    I've been feeding cyclopeze(spelling) so far. I put a pinch in everyday. Should I be o.k with that until I get fish or should I be feeding something else?

    Thanks,

    Steph

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    Cyclops-eese is great, there's not a lot to eat anything else yet, but you might want to look at making a batch of blender mash now so you'll have it when you start adding fish.

    You might want to try target feeding the cleaner shrimp and any large hermits a piece of scallop. Just a tiny piece if you do though. The emerald might take some as well.

    The cany coral will eat blender mash in small enough pieces if you feel like feeding it.

    Cheers!
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    Senior Member StephG's Avatar
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    Thanks for the advice Krugar. I hope making the mash won't kill my blender

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    I mixed mine using a hand held braun mixer. It's not terribly hard.

    There's been a bunch of recipies posted, but the easiest thing to do is pick up a bag of frozen mixed sea food from loblaws (mussels, oysters, clams, scallops, squid, octopus etc. is usually in the mix) and pick out anything that was pre-cooked. The pre-cooked stuff becomes my dinner, the raw stuff becomes blender mash

    I add cyclops-eese & nori all the time & spirulina when I have it. I'm also thinking of adding selcon, but I"m not sure how well it keeps it's vitiamins once frozen.

    Anyway I find the mix is more likely to sink if it's scallop heavy, but that's just MHO.

    Cheers!
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