Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member nbreau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    671

    feeding suggestions

    I know it is good to maintain a divers diet, but what exactly does everyone reccomend for feeding a foxface and a pair of clowns as well as a brain coral ?

    I've been feeding them regular flakes as well as frozen mysis mixed with some powder cyclop-eeze... after some posts i've seen I'm guessing maybe I should be feeding a few other things as well ?

    My brain also seems to love the frozen mysis and gulps it down very quickly.
    ======================
    sold the 77gallon back in 2005, looking to setup a nano

  2. #2
    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,842
    usually the more variety in the diet the better. it will ensure that they are getting a little bit of everything, and they will probably enjoy the special of the day as well.
    Albert
    My Photos

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    730
    This is a good starting point from Eric Borneman - http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=176530

    Personnally I have been able to buy a mixed bag of frozen seafood (octopus, shrimp, clams, etc) without any preservatives listed. To this I add some scallops and a fish fillet. I add enough RO water to make a medium paste and pour it into a sandwich baggie. I flatten this to about 1/4 inch thick and freeze. I break off a small chunk and thaw in the blender with some RO water. Then about 3 drops of Selcon, a piece of nori and a quick blend - soups on!!! I have added spirulina flakes, freeze dried plankton/krill and garlic extract as well. Basically I add what ever is good for the fish/corals. For less than $5 I have enough food to last a month.

    I also feed just hatched brine shrimp, rotifers, phyto (TET & NCP) daily. Just before lights out I drop in a few shrimp pellets for the night feeders. I have seen an increase in my animal life in the refuge since I started adding a few shrimp pellets to the refuge when the refuge lights come on.

    Vickie

  4. #4
    Senior Member Conan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    583
    wow vicky very interesting. But, doesn't the soup get diluted in the tank? I though fish would go after "solid pieces" of food....?
    Do or do not. There is no "try" - Jedi Master Yoda

  5. #5
    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    3,332
    The mush is for everything else in the tank. Corals, sandbed critters, worms, etc. I make a special blend just for my refugium. It has loads of goodies for veggie and meat eaters. Keeps my tank well stocked with pods and live mysis.
    Susan

  6. #6
    Senior Member Conan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    583
    so then what are the options for feeding fish only?
    Do or do not. There is no "try" - Jedi Master Yoda

  7. #7
    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    3,332
    For fish variety is key I think. I feed more than most people but in 3 years I've never had a fish disease or parasite in my tank. Currently I feed 3 meals a day (9:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm) of:
    1 cube Hikari Mysis
    1 cube Blood Worms
    1 cube Mega Marine Algae or Angel (alternating)
    1 cube worth of PE mysis
    1 whole scallop, tiger shrimp or equivalent in squid (alternating)

    If Sascha, the big squarespot anthias, gets grumpy and chases the other fish sometimes I feed him a bit of flake food in between meals to give him something to do.

    I feed the refugium a good sized chunk of my homemade mush in the morning and a little squirt of food at each mealtime.

    Then in the evening around 8:30pm I feed about 3 or 4 cubes worth of brine shrimp soaked in Selco to the tubastreas but everything in the tank gets some.

    Oh, and I feed 3/4 cup of phytoplankton in the morning and another 3/4 cup in the evening.

    That seems to keep everybody fat and happy

    If I was just feeding fish I probably would only feed about half that. I have a lot of sandbed & rock critters so there's never any leftovers but if it was just fish I'd probably have quite a mess.
    Susan

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    730
    Conan, I don't blend until everything is liquid. I have bigger chunks for the fish and smaller chunks for the crabs and shrimps and liquid for the corals. It is easy to overblend and have soup but I try to end up with chunky soup.

    Like Susan, I rarely see anything left after 15 minutes unless I didn't blend enough and there were too many big chunks.

    Vickie

Similar Threads

  1. looking for suggestions
    By upthecreekwithoutapaddle in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-02-2009, 07:34 PM
  2. suggestions please.
    By yellowtang in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-14-2005, 02:20 PM
  3. any suggestions
    By slaterstorch in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-05-2005, 09:46 PM
  4. Need suggestions!
    By Ruck'n'reefer in forum DIY - Do it Yourself
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-16-2004, 04:09 PM
  5. Suggestions please
    By Peter Bomberg in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-16-2003, 10:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •