Seafood exploration: Do you feed any unusual items to your fish or corals?

Do you feed any unusual items to your fish or corals?

  • I regularly feed unusual items.

    Votes: 11 4.1%
  • I occasionally feed unusual items.

    Votes: 43 16.0%
  • I have fed unusual items in the past.

    Votes: 23 8.6%
  • I stick with feeding standard items.

    Votes: 191 71.0%
  • Other.

    Votes: 1 0.4%

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Seafood exploration: Do you feed any unusual items to your fish or corals?

Pellets, flakes, powdered, frozen, and live foods – we are all familiar with the standard food options to feed our fish and corals. After all, these are the foods that reef keepers all feed to our fish and corals, but is there anything else? Whether it is berries, blanched vegetables, or something else, do you feed any unusual items to your fish and coral? If so, we would like to hear about it! Please share you experiences and recommendations (bonus points for pictures!) in the related discussion.

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I collect live clams when I go to the beach and shuck and freeze them what I don’t feed them fresh on arrival.
I like to bbq salmon (skin down) and there is always some flesh left on the skin when I finish cooking. The fish and coral are very happy to eat the salmon flakes that are left over once they are cooled.
 

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I fed some crab legs and lobster to the tank before. Crabs were excited
 

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Mine get a DIY frozen blend of carrots, broccoli florets, garlic, kale and turnip greens. My DIY meaty blend is pretty standard but it contains earthworms too.
 

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My Duncan enjoys the occasional flightless fruitfly. It seems to like them quite a bit. These are specifically cultured for dart frogs, so I assume they are clean
 

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That may not be legal in your area

a few years ago a woman was sentenced to 15 days in county jail for collecting live conch


Yes, it depends on local rules. For example we have a huge area where you cannot collect any gastropods - except pipi's which are a type of clam, commonly used as bait by fisherman, and eaten by people.


I'm a fisherman so I clean lot of fresh fish and when I find roe I usually give a good feed to my reef. I also toss in earthworms from time to time.
\Roe is a good idea. I will try that next time I see some as I am cleaning fish. Thanks!
 

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I like to bbq salmon (skin down) and there is always some flesh left on the skin when I finish cooking. The fish and coral are very happy to eat the salmon flakes that are left over once they are cooled.

I am interested in how they accept cooked fish. I have heard some people used cooked prawns (shrimp) for fishing bait, so it seems that wild fish will eat cooked seafood.
 

How hands-on are you as a reef keeper?

  • Very hands-on

    Votes: 129 64.2%
  • Somewhat hands-on

    Votes: 56 27.9%
  • Not very hands-on

    Votes: 9 4.5%
  • Not hands-on at all

    Votes: 5 2.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 1.0%
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