Tang diets

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D. Torres

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Feb 22, 2018
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I know I'm probably going to get some hate for this but... I don't feed my tangs seaweed. I was told that spirulina brine shrimp would be a good alternative to feeding seaweed and I've been adding that to their diet on a daily basis for the past 3 years and my sailfin, scopas, and yellow tangs are all fat and happy. Anybody else not feed their tangs seaweed?


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I have a YT in my 3YO established 65g tank and never feed it Nori - there is more than enough algae in the tank for it to graze on, and I want it to do that. I don’t have an algae problem in this tank, just what I consider normal in an established tank. It has a Lawnmower Blennie for company and both get plenty of their ‘veges’.

I also have an 8 month old 130g tank with a YT and BT. And two Blennies (LMB, Bicolour). As this tank is still maturing, and as all the initial GHA has been dealt with, I give them some Nori every week or so.

Both sets of fish seem very happy.
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