Selcon?

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by NanaReefer, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. affordable Aqua

    affordable Aqua 3reef Sponsor

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    If your tank is not capable of supporting the mandarin with live food, you have a ton of work ahead of you. They have terrible eyesight apparently. The food must be right in front of the fish, also if the food isn't wafting around in the water, just above the rocks it will be ignored. Mandarins will not eat from the water column, they will only eat food that is on the rocks, or moving just above the rocks.
    Don't bother chopping the worms, its not necessary, my little guy would slurp down a full blood worm like a giant spaghetti that was nearly the same length as him. Hikari sells a very small mysis in cubes, if you mix a few with lots of water, you will likely get it to eat those as well. Plan on putting LOTS of wasted food into the water. Hopefully you don't have too many other hungry fish that will go after his food.
     
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  3. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Actually he's eating wonderfully via target feeding, takes the food right out of the end of the feeding tube. Fun to watch and a lot less waste:) plus he hunts pods all day. I also got to see him eat a whole blood worm today. Your right, he sucked it down like it was a noodle-LOL. So no more chopping em up.
    I will have our LFS order the Hikari Mysis. I feed the Hikari blood worms and brine shrimp.
    Do you think I'll need the Selcon then?
     
  4. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    I'm a fan of it. I think it would be a good addition to your feeding regimen.
     
  5. affordable Aqua

    affordable Aqua 3reef Sponsor

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    The Selcon certainly wont hurt, but I wouldnt do it every day. For no other reason than to maintain good water quality, and if he is eating a variety of foods his nutrition isnt too bad so no need to supplement every meal.
     
  6. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with me. I so very much appreciate it :)