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Old 01/09/2008, 05:05 PM
reeformadness reeformadness is offline
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formula 2 for tangs?

Would formula 2 be a good diet for a scopus tang? I have lots of macro in my display and thought the macros would suffice (actually I hoped it would control it) but it appears to be losing weight. It is picking constantly at the macros, but I think they may not be very nutritional. All I know that my LFS has is Formula 2 and think I might try it.
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:10 PM
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I use formula 2 for my two tangs and the rest of the tank. Do you feed any algae sheets?
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:16 PM
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My tangs get formula 1&2 and nori.
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:20 PM
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no, I do not feed any algae sheets
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:28 PM
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no, I do not feed any algae sheets
I would start...
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:30 PM
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Thanks. I will try and get some. Can I use the stuff that is used for asian cooking?
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:34 PM
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Thanks. I will try and get some. Can I use the stuff that is used for asian cooking?

Nori? Yup.
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:43 PM
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Great. Just wanted to make sure there weren't any unwanted preservatives. Thanks.
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Old 01/09/2008, 06:12 PM
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For awhile I stopped feeding my tangs algae sheets/nori and they started display nutritional deficiencies so I strongly encourage it now.
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:35 PM
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Nori is a must for all tangs. A also feed formula 2. I rotate daily between OSI spirilina, life line frozen, formula 2 flake and frozen. But nori is everyday.
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:46 PM
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YEP definitely NORI on a clip everyday... actually all my fish go mad for it... foxface, lavender tang, 3 damsels and a blue jaw trigger... everyday.,.. sometimes twice a day
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:47 PM
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Caulerpa species have little to no nutritional value as you have seen, they are mostly water. Leave some sitting outside and check it out the next day. It often looks like green threads, not much left when the water leaves.
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:06 PM
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I've had success with rotating the following food for my tangs: Formula Two, Spectrum Pellets (Thera A) Nori, Mysis and Blood worms. I sometimes also include Formula one.
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:52 AM
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nori is in walmart, yokohami sushi party or something its called
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:54 AM
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Formula 2 flake, mysis and nori every 2 days. My scopas is chubby
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:11 AM
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I also feed my Powder Blue, Sail Fin and Yellow Tang formula 1 & 2, mysis & brine every day then rubber band a sheet of nori to a rock every other day. Once every three to four days I'll turn off the return and feed the tank some cyclopeeze, at my reef club I was given a bottle of Reef Nutrition's Arti-Pods and all my fish ate it a couple of feeding's but now they won't touch it I don't know why it's always refigerated. Oh yea, my marroon clown snacks on my arm every other day
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:24 AM
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forumla 2 pellets and frozen cubes. mysis, cyclopeeze, brine, bloodworms and nori.

obviously i dont feed my powder brown ALL of this at once..i feed about 3-5 times a week.
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:03 PM
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I prefer seaweed selects 24 hour to nori. Holds together much better and the fish love it. Nori tends to rip apart to easy and fly around the tank.
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:24 PM
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I seciond that... falls apart almost immediately... what brand is the seawed selects? I have been using the Two Little fishies kind that comes in the foil package...holds up a little better.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:48 PM
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ocean nutrition makes seaweed selects. Get the 24 hour stuff. The 6 hour is the same as nori and crumbles too quickly.
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Old 01/12/2008, 01:33 AM
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nori is in walmart, yokohami sushi party or something its called
Ph*ck walmart. Why don't you just go kill their workers' kids instead. If I had a button that would revert all walmarts to old growth forest, I would push it.
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