Bubble Muncher

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by mytank, 29 Aug 2011.

  1. mytank

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    Wanted to check how many of you manually feed your bubbles. I have a bubble not big around 10 to 15 cm hard shell with about four mouths.
    Every two days I feed him a nice piece of lance fish and he laps it up like you can't believe. Now I read it was good to feed your bubble so I do as I want him to be big and strong :)
    I was wondering how many of you out there feed your bubbles.
     
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  3. Alan

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    When i had bubbles in my tank i used to feed them about once a week.
     
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    i got problem, my cleaner shrimp steal his food when give to the bubble.I try breaking the lance fish in small pieces, but he closes up....Any suggestions
     
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    i feed each mouth once a week
     
  6. Xereo

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    Cut the bottom of a 2L bottle off and place it over the coral.. then put the lance fish through the top. then nothing can get to it besides the coral :)
     
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    I would think lance fish would be on the big side. I feed bits of fish roe. Try what Xereo said with the coke bottle. With my mini nennies my cleaner used to come to steal food so I used to give him a piece of fish roe first then feed. That did the trick
     
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    great idea thanks very much
     
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    stupid question - where do i get fish roe? pet shop?
     
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    Well try at the fishery. I used a little hake roe. If you cant get that then you can buy ocean nutrition oyster/lobster roe. The fishery one is much cheaper but dont use too much as its rich in phosphates but the fish, corals nennies etc love it. My regal and purple tangs have pot bellies lol
     
  11. mytank

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    I wait ill lights out, then wait till the bubble has all it's tenticals out take the lance fish and position it by one of it's mouths where the tenticals are. The bubble moves the the fish then itself. My shrimps tend to stay away from the bubbles tenticals ;)
     
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    also, remember to keep other corals away from the bubble coral, it packs a mean sting :)
     
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    Yeah and it has long tentacles !!!!
     
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