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le9569 09-25-2006 03:36 PM

What kind of food for
What kind of food the the Naso Tang? I got the flake but it doesn't seem the right food for him.


usmc121581 09-25-2006 04:16 PM

You must feed him algea and seaweed. To feed my tangs I feed both of them seed weed selects 3x weekly they will eat brine shrimp to. But they need the algea or seaweed to survive.

le9569 09-25-2006 04:49 PM

Thank you,

I read info on the net that this Naso tang doesn't hurt Coral /reef. Is it true since you already have one?


usmc121581 09-25-2006 05:09 PM

No its perfectly fine in a reef system. I used to have one till I woke up onemorning and it died. I don't know why but it just died for now apparent reason. I have a purple tang and a powder blue tang. Just watch out the tang family can get ick vary easy. I best thing for that is a UV sterilizer and a cleaner shrimp or cleaner wrasse. I have both and the wrasse does his job better.

le9569 09-26-2006 11:16 AM

Are you refering to these wrasses?

I need have a team of cleaning crews. What do you think about this team?



usmc121581 09-26-2006 05:32 PM

This is the wrasse I was talking about.
I would recommend everyone one have one in there tank.

Lupin 09-27-2006 03:59 AM

There is one fish which you need to be careful of. It's False Cleaner Wrasse. The color patterns are almost the same as the True Cleaner Wrasse. They used mimicry to their advantage. Unsuspecting fish tend to assume that this 'cleaner' is going to clean them off parasites but the false cleaner will instead scrape off their scales which can be quite painful for the unsuspecting fish.

Differences are distinguished by the position of their mouths. True cleaners have mouths pointing forward like those of the freshwater pencilfish. False cleaners will have mouths positioned downward. This downward position allows them to scrape off scales with ease.:wink2:

repper2000 09-29-2006 09:25 PM

I have a pair of naso tangs and a yellow tang. it took two day but my tangs love formula one and two made by ocean nutrition.also 3 times a week i feed seaweed salad thats dried seaweed hooked up to a veggie clip

joeshmoe 09-29-2006 09:30 PM

Maybe omega 3 veggie wafers i have them for my freshwater tank it says they can used on bolth. my fish go crazy for it! :crazy: even my catfish likes it

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