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post #1 of 2 Old 07-07-2014, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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What food(s) should I feed?

Hi, I hope I'm posting in the right place. I am relatively new to saltwater. We started our 55 gallon aquarium in March. We have 4 clownfish, they are fed freeze dried mysis shrimp once a day.

The local fish store is holding a yellow tang and a flame angelfish for us to pick up in a few days. I am trying to figure out what to feed them and how often. The gentleman at the fish store said that we should use frozen brine shrimp (which I purchased in cubes), and some sort of "vegetation thing" that hangs via suction cup for the tang.

I would like to make the feeding process as easy as possible, but at the same time, i don't want to harm them. Is it okay to feed the flame, tang and clowns only frozen brine shrimp, or no? If it is okay, how much of a cube, and how often?
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post #2 of 2 Old 07-08-2014, 11:35 AM
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You really should vary the diet for your fishes especially if you have some that are consumers of different food stuffs. Feeding only brine shrimp will result in a much shorter life span. I would try the nori or seaweed on the clip for the tang and if you want to simplify things I would get a good staple marine fish food pellet that I would feed once or twice a day and do the frozen food once or twice a week,adding nori if there is no grazing algae present for the herbivores.

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