Poll: What Do You Feed the Fish?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by dbl, Nov 10, 2017.

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  1. Flakes

    250 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. Pellets

    457 vote(s)
    65.6%
  3. Packaged Frozen Foods

    592 vote(s)
    84.9%
  4. Homemade Recipe (Feel Free to Share in Thread)

    66 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. Live Worms

    33 vote(s)
    4.7%
  6. All of the Above

    23 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. Other

    52 vote(s)
    7.5%
  8. I Don't Have Fish!

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
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  1. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    A member recently contacted me asking for a poll on what type of fish food most people use. So here it is. Feel free to discuss particulars below, especially if you have a homemade formula that has proven to work for you. The poll is multiple choice as most of us usually feed several different types of food.
     
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  2. ihavecrabs

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    Very nice. Those of you who are making your own food, I'd live to hear what you are grabbing from your local market.

    Once my new tank is setup, I'll be switching over to live black worms and a home made frozen. Live black worms to entice picky fish in QT/Hospital tank to eat and for supplementary tank feeding. Then home made fix for general feeding.

    As of now, I just feed a pre-packaged frozen mix to my Goby and Shrimp pair.
     
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    I was only feeding frizen to fish in QT... then tried pellets to get them used to that for when i went away for the weekends. Now, they want nothing to do with the frozen and only go crazy over the pellets!
     
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    We use LRS reef frenzy for frozen, IMO best food on the market and Larry is always a pleasure to deal with and PE calanus. Refrigerated we use reef nutrition oyster feast and live phyto feast, Dr. G's reef cavier. Pellets we use PE mysis and ocean nutrition formula one. Reef roids for powdered food. Live brine that I gut load with phyto and reef roids gets fed multiple times a week too.
     
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    I used to mix a variety of frozen foods until I switched to Ocean Nutrition flakes. For more than 6 years now, everyone has been fat and happy, including the ever-so-finicky Cleaner Wrasse. ;Joyful
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    My main stay is homemade and I supplement it with little mysis, Oyster Feast, vitamin C mostly. The system does really well and for about $40 I have had food for two years. I seal the food with a sealer and keep it in a deep freezer. Make sure to read the package if using frozen to see if phosphate are used in the processing and scallops are the one to mostly watch. It is always best to use fresh but frozen can also be used if slacked correctly. One can pretty much go to the local Grocery and pick up the product that are needed. One can also order product in small amount if need for the grocery.

    Equipment needed: I prefer a grinder, one can use a grinder attachment for the mixer I like mine chunkier. A food processor second works too, but be careful not to puree the food. Pulse the food when use the food processor.
    Reef food recipe.png
     
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    BarnacleBuster Well-Known Member

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    Flakes, pellets, store bought frozen cubes..

    Other: Live wild macro algaes and pods
     
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    Two feedings a day, a cube of BS in the morning and in the evening live Black worms followed by a mixture of LRS and a cube of Mysis.
     
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    Do you do anything special to keep the black worms alive or just refrigerate?
     
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    Scorchx1245 Well-Known Member

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    Both pellets and frozen.
     
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    Interesting....hmmm...

    Flake, frozen, pellets, algae.

    Flake for when they give me those fishy dog eyes and I don't have time to thaw frozen.
    Frozen for when I know they need a good meal. Which is almost twice a day.
    Pellets when I think they deserve a little extra treat.
    Algae when my tangs are do tricks to pick food out of the water column. :)
     
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  12. GoVols

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    Tang reefer over here.

    Feeding... Sally's Seaweed Salad

    And.. @ReefFrenzy 's / (LRS) :)
     
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    I feed five times a day. The apex autofeeder feeds a mixture of PE Mysis Pellet and Calan-eeze in small quantities three times a day and I feed frozen (LRS Fish, Reef, Fertility Frenzy, Nutramar Ova, Masstick, and Clams) twice a day.

    Oh, and I feed nori for my foxface, goby, and wrasses.
     
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    Trading off between LRS Herbervore and Reef frenzy adding Spiralina Brine.
     
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    Was using Larry's for a long while, but I eventually grew to dislike all the smaller particles in it. I am now still using it more sparingly and mostly feeding PE Mysis well rinsed and chunks of shrimp to my puffer.
     
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    I feed LRS fish frenzy at least once a day. I haven't had a fish that hasn't started eating it almost instantly. I also have an auto-feeder with Sustainable Aquatics Dry Hatchery Diet tiny pellets. And I feed dry Nori for my Kole Tang every other day.
     
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    Feeding once a day starting with 1/8 tsp seaweed extreme pellets mixed with spectrum pellets soaked in selcon, then mixture of mysis and reef frenzy. Also target feed my Mandarin Nutramar Ova and Nori sheets for the foxface, tang and blenny.
     
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    I feed my fish once day pellets, Frozen food, and live brine shrimp(Live shrimp arent fed every day). I raise the brine shrimp myself it helps out with those picky fish cough cough... my pipe fish love it. The tangs get a sheet of nori early in the morning.
     
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    I feed 2x's day and rotate between various frozen including nutra mar ova and oyster eggs. I've just started some live brine shrimp. I also use various coral foods and mix them: coral frenzy, reef roids and reef chili. Sometimes I just use one or a mixture. Started a phyto plankton batch and starting copepods next. Looking to find some live black worms. Selcon and garlic when needed. Will soak dried mysis in selcon. Looking into doing my own food down the road.
     
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    I to am interested in special requirements to keep black worms alive. And where can one buy local? I would love to try them out.

    Corey
     
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