Getting Powder brown tang to eat

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I have a 4-5” powder brown tang seems very healthy just seem like he picks at nori and won’t eat frozen foods any idea how to get him to eat I’ve had him for about a week now very active grazes on rocks and back wall all the time and goes at the nori when I add it just not interested in frozen food
 

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I have a 4-5” powder brown tang seems very healthy just seem like he picks at nori and won’t eat frozen foods any idea how to get him to eat I’ve had him for about a week now very active grazes on rocks and back wall all the time and goes at the nori when I add it just not interested in frozen food
Half clam will normally get them going pretty good. Good luck!
 

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I normally get them at the grocery store in the seafood section. Crack one open and just let it sit in the open half shell. They tend to love them. After a couple of days you can cut them into tiny pieces and throw some into the tank and they will usually eat them from the water column. And then once you throw your usual frozen food they will start to go after it. Hikari carnivore frozen food is also good to get them eating frozen because it contains octopus and squid as well as prawns.
 

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I go to our local seafood market. They have fresh clams muscles and oysters.
 

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Mine devours clams and table shrimp! Used those to get him on frozen foods along with the nori sheets. Figured out the shrimp part since I had feed one to my triggers every few days as a treat and he comes right up with them and rips into the shrimp!
 

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