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Old 05-06-2020, 05:06 PM
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Default What foods are you feeding? Pellet and flake recommendations?

Hey,

Lets start a conversation about feeding regimens.
IMO i feed heavily, several feedings a day... i also have some larger fish with big appetites and also smaller mouthed picky eaters like anthias.

Just want to see, what are your go to foods? On the daily?
Especially looking for some dry food options to try for the anthias.

I currently have various small pellets and various flake that most fish consume, but not the anthias and other smaller fish.

I feed primarily frozen stuffs that most fish enjoy. Again, the anthias pass on larger frozen like PE mysis but are good with Hikari mysis which are smaller.

Also have a copperband that is only eating frozen fare, mysis and brine. Are there dry foods a copperband will eat?

Ive made some home made frozen and still need to perfect a recipe, last batch had squid, which i find most fish dont like.

My regular foods used
Hikari mysis
PE mysis
Brine
Spirulina brine
Some various flake (mostly eaten only by the big fish)
Some various pellets (mostly eaten only by the big fish)

Guess im looking for suggestions for the smaller and more picky fish.
Anthias
Copperband
Firefish
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:25 PM
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My firefish and CBB eat PE mysis and miscellaneous frozen foods readily. Anthias specifically need small amounts multiple times a day to thrive. Many people set up auto feeders to feed 4 times a day with small pellets food for their anthias.
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Yup, one of goals is to find an easier way to keep the anthias thick.
The pellets ive tried, they dont eat.
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Old 05-07-2020, 05:17 PM
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As well as the usual Mysis, seaweed and Spectrum pellets. I recently tried Vitalis Platinum marine pellets, they are tiny, soft and sink quickly so the bottom feeders get in on it too. Plus if you are lazy like me and don't turn off your drains etc at feeding time the pellets stay in the tank. My fish love them, as well as shrimps crabs etc and my anemones too. I won't be going back to Spectrum
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My tank gets one cube of mysis shrimp once a day in the afternoon and everybody gets a chance at the shrimp as what the swimmers miss the bottom feeders get and any left over the snail and crabs get their fill as well and every once in a while They are fed vitality fish pellets when I get people over to look at the tank and I let them feed the fish which they generally get a kick out of.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:43 AM
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I can't stress enough how much my life has improved since getting an automated feeder with Vitalis premium pellets.

Still top up with a cube now and then and some hand fed shrimp pieces for the trigger and anemones.
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My Anthias like Xtreme flakes and Wardley dry shrimp pellets. The pellets are too big for them so I break them up a bit and they eat the tiny-ish pieces. Its fun to see my Melanurus Wrasse grab a pellet piece that is too big for him, then bash it against a rock to break it up. Does that make the Wrasse another animal that uses tools?
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Thanks for recommendations, i will try some of these out.
so far, the anthias and other smaller fish have no interest in the vitalis xs pellets.
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As well as the usual Mysis, seaweed and Spectrum pellets
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