PE Calanus for a Dragonet?

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I am considering attempting to keep a dragonet. I have two small clownfish that are fed a diet consisting of pellets, PE Mysis and Calanus. I am familiar with the diet of dragonets, and PE Calanus are essentially frozen copepods. Has anyone had luck with their dragonet eating this food?
 
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While it’s tiny, they may or may not eat it. Baby brine shrimp May be a better bet
 
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While it’s tiny, they may or may not eat it. Baby brine shrimp May be a better bet
PE Calanus are similar in size to ‘tigger’ pods. Don’t see why a dragonet wouldn’t eat them. I guess I could start with live copepods, then baby brine, and then wean it onto calanus or mysis.
 

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My ruby red can’t catch the PE calanus, but would probably eat it if he could . Note, I have a high flow sps tank so he can’t catch food in the water column. He does eat frozen(LRS nano), which is heavier and tends to sink to the bottom.

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