tang food

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by JOER0178, May 17, 2004.

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  1. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    thinking about testing some types of live caulerpa to see if my tang will eat them.   Also thinking of trying some tang heaven from www.ipsf.com.    Anyone have any suggestions on what types tangs like.   I also want to cultivate whatever types my tang likes but i cant find much info on cultivating it on the net anyone have any info or articles on it
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    Joe
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    At least 2 or 3 threads on tang food if you do a search... mine always liked Formula 2 frozen food.

    If you have a refugium or an algae turf scrubber, you could grow some stuff for it.
     
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    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Most tangs will not eat caulerpa due to some toxins in the macroalgae.
     
  5. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    In general, Tang Heaven is one type of Macro Algea that tangs will eat.  Nori seaweeed is much better as a natural vegatable food source.  My tangs love mysis shrimp in addition to pruning the algea in my tank.  Sailfin and Kole tangs are what I have currently.
     
  6. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    i can get some seaweed from the beach by my house ( in NYC) is this safe to grow and feed to my tang if i wash it first of course. And do you think they will eat it.
     
  7. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    You can put some in a clip and see if they take to it before introducing it to your tank. Cold water seaweed probably wont do well in tropical environment, eh?
     
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  9. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    i ask because i was at my LFS the other day and he had some seeweed in the tank, i asked where he got it and he said a local beach.
     
  10. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    What's their experience acclimating cold water seaweed to a tropical environment? TIA
     
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    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    my guess is probably none but ill ask. when i ask a question I usually get very "colorful" responces from these guys
     
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