Clownfish + TDO = Amazing Wild-Type Coloration!

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    We want to thank Ira Benton Snapp for providing these stunning before and after photos of his clownfish. He purchased this A. percula from Brian Williams with Clownfish Depot back in February of this year. Ira started feeding it the newly formulated TDO Chroma BOOST. The before photo shows the yellowish coloration and seven months later the fish looks almost completely different! The wild-type coloration is really shining through thanks to the red carotenoid, astaxanthin. The carotenoid coupled with the high digestibility and premium ingredients in TDO result in a beautiful fish! Brian tells us he will begin using the new formula in the next few weeks and photo document the entire switch. Can't wait to see that and share it.
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    BTW! We are still offering free shipping on TDO Chroma BOOST till the end of the year, so don't miss out! http://apbreed.com/product_tdo_chroma_boost.php

    Show us your before and afters!

    Regards,
    Chad & Team Reef Nutrition
     
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    That’s amazing. Will that help other fish like flame angels?
     
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    Absolutely! It even enriches coloration in invertebrates like shrimp and echinoderms. Carotenoids have an amazing effect on coloration and health in all animals.

    Chad
     
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    Cool! I'm using this with as part of my feeding regimen right now.
     
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    All of my fish love it. I was surprised to see my flame wrasse go right for it as he tends to be a little finicky.
     
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    Ok I'm in. TDO value pack ordered to try.
     
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    I'll be willing to try out the TDO Chroma Boost on a couple of my Onyx Picasso's & BlackHawk clownfish.

    What would be the best size for clowns around 1.5" in length (small c2 or medium ep1)?
     
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    How do you order with the free shipping ? Site is charging me $25 to ship.
     
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    What do I need to do to order with the free shipping...site is wanting to charge $25 to ship.
     
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    Take the survey and upon completion it gives you a code.
     
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    Thanks...got some coming.
     
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    I have used TDO a lot and out of all pellet food, my fish love this best. I just have to get some more. :)
     
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    My current fish on TDO:
    Convict Tang
    Black Leopard Wrasses (x3)
    Green Mandarins (spawning pair)
    Garden Eels (x3)

    This has been one of the easiest foods to convert fish over to. Currently feed TDO small twice a day via my AFS. Everyone has colored up nicely and quickly.
     
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    Just ordered a 3oz of small and 3oz of medium! Hope I can get this at a local LFS soon too ;)

    I'll be feeding:
    Mocha Gladiator Ocellaris pair
    Fancy White Extreme ocellaris
    Orchid Dottyback pair
    Gold Sailfin Blenny *
    Geometric Pygmy hawkfish*

    * We'll see if these guys take to the pellets. The hawkfish only eats mysis, even if I soak pellets in garlic.
     
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    Just ordered some of the tdo chroma boost, i was wondering what the average “shelf life” or how long the product lasts once opened.
     
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    It will last for up to 1 year if kept refrigerated. Thanks for trying it out and let us know how it goes!

    Chad
     
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    I should've taken before and after photos, but I feel like I can already tell a difference in my clownfish looking a bit more red.

    At first, they wouldn't touch the TDO pellets at all. In fact, just it being mixed in with their usual favorite foods seemed to totally kill their appetites. They would barely even pick out some of the other foods I usually feed. I've never seen them so picky before.

    I decided to just keep feeding it to them and eventually they did eat the pellets. They are definitely reluctant. The clowns will rush to the feeder when I feed their old pellets and flakes, but as soon as I drop some TDO pellets in, they lose all interest. If I only feed the TDO pellets, they'll look at it, and just float back to their anemone. If a pellet makes its way past their anemone, they might eat it.

    Even my orchid dottybacks seem to dislike it as well.

    Anyone else?
     
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