Food Variety And Feeding

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  1. Aquarium Junkie

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    So i have a question for all of you salt junkies. I'm gonna be ordering up some food to get more of a variety to feed my wet pets. My question is how far is too far for variety? Or more variety the better.

    For example. I have frozen mysis (jumbo) , pellets, seaweed (all 3 colors) not sure of the difference, frozen blood worms and bio pure frozen oceanic plankton all in my cart and ready to order.

    As of now all i have is 2 clowns, cleaner shrimp and a sleeper goby. Am i going over board on the food? Also was thinking of picking up some reef frenzy.

    Whats your thoughts?
     
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    I used to feed like 10-11 different foods over the course of the week. I have since trimmed that back to about 5. I try to get a mixture of good greens (nori, frozen,flakes) and protein (varies by food and by size, I have fish of all different sizes). Surf and turf for the fishies.
     
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    ok. So for the seaweed...is that something i should throw in for them to pick at thru the day? I usually feed pellets in the morning and flakes at night and every other day i put in frozen in place of the flakes at night. I also put reef chili in twice a week for the coral.
     
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    Fish frenzy/Reef frenzy has many different ingredients, I just buy a flat of that and feed the tank that. Has nice chunky pieces to tiny particulate foods. Problem solved!
     
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    I don't do it as much as a should, but I like the idea of seaweed everyday, or at least 4-5 times a week.
     
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    Ok that helps. So do the frenzy for food daily and seaweed every couple days just for something different. Thank you Dirtrider and H2OHOH. That will help me with room for food. is there a differance between the seaweed? purple, green or red.
     
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    I feed the following:

    Sustainable Aquatics Pellets (twice daily on an auto feeder, 11am and 2pm).
    Nori (1-2 times a week, 1/4 sheet).

    Two cubes or chunks of the following once daily @5pm-ish:
    • LRS Reef Frenzy
    • Hikari Mega-Marine
    • Hikari Mega-Marine Angel
    • Hikari Mega-Marine Algae
    • Hikari Mysis Shrimp
    • Hikari Spirulina Brine Shrimp

    I try to give a good variety of food, my fish seem fat and healthy and I think I have the export to support that kind of feeding. I'll probably have to bump up to 3 cubes soon as my fish grow.
     
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    wow! im guessing you have a lot of fish. But im getting the just of it. dont over think it just make sure its a variety daily and not the same old every day. I started wondering about this when i got my goby as i have read up on they need to be feed variety daily. Now my tank does have a good pod population...well it did. i dont see as many now that the goby is in there. They do eat pods right? i think i read that somewhere. also dont want my cleaner shrimp robbing my coral so i want to try to keep him happy as well
     
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    I have some, but I need more. :)
    1. Rosy Scales Wrasse
    2. Ocellaris Clownfish
    3. Cleaner Wrasse
    4. Royal Gramma
    5. Yellow Tang
    6. Purple Tang
    7. Hippo Tang
    8. Yellow Eye Kole Tang
    9. Yellow Coris Wrasse
    10. Melanurus Wrasse
    11. Emperor Angelfish
    12. Filamented Wrasse
    13. Flame Wrasse
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    lol. Id say so. That big tank looks empty !
     
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    I sometimes feed my fish once a day. Sometimes I miss a day. Pellets and mysis (one or the other) depending in the day. I think some variety is nice, but most quality pellets and flakes have the variety baked in, as does something like the reef frenzy.

    Look at what's in it and think if you really need multiples. Clownfish will eat algae, to some degree, but there is enough in most common foods you dont need to supplement, just choose one that has some. Or dont, clowns arent picky. I personally would not feed seaweed to clowns separately. Not sure they need it, and if not it's just extra waste.

    If you buy too much of anything, it can lose its value while it sits in your freezer (or worse, fridge). That makes ordering frozen online hard, I know. Sometimes cheaper to pay the higher prices at the lfs.
     
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    Good to know. I don't wanna have waste so that is why i asked before i spend 100 dollars on food. lol. I'll stick with what i have for now and maybe grab some reef frenzy as well.
     
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    You probably would be fine with mysis and pellets. Like @patent said, the pellets are nutrient dense and have a variety of food in them. You wouldn't really even need the mysis imo.
     
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    Ok. I still feed mysis for my cleaner and goby and coral to eat tho right?
     
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    Your coral will eat fish poop, cleaner and goby should be fine on pellets, but you'll want to be sure they eat it before strictly feeding pellets.
     
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    Ok cool. Thanks everyone for your input!. I really appreciate you helping me not order 100 dollars in food. Lol

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    was just looking at that food. where do you get it from ??
    thanks
     
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    I think world of fish carriers it in richfield. Or you can order o li e but then you pay a hefty fee to get it to you before it thaws.

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    On their website they say new wave, world of fish. Reef collective and Acon lord carry it

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