Originally Posted by onefish2fish
that red algae is more like a natural diet which in the wild they graze rocks for algae pretty much all day.
Yeah, I figured. Do you happen to know what species of algae it is? I'd like to look it up.
I have tried putting the nori in an algae clip on the side of the glass and I've tried soaking it in garlic (garlic extreme) beforehand, but the tang never goes for it. The clown trigger loves it, though. So you think he might be more likely to go for it if I cut it into strips and/or attach it to the rock? I'll give that a shot.
I hadn't known that frozen foods could have nitrates on them that could be rinsed off. In that case, going forward I will definitely rinse off the flash frozen silver sides and other frozen food we feed them before serving them.
The tang is pretty small right now. If he does grow significantly larger then I'll have a compelling justification for getting a larger tank in the future after all. In the meantime, once I get the water quality in order I plan on adding more live rock so there is plenty for him to graze on.