Cyclop-eeze feeding quantities for Banggais

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  1. Steve Warren

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    We (my youngest son Rogan and I) caught out 24 baby banggais and put them in a breeding net on Friday night, the seahorses might have eaten others. On Saturday morning I found the long spined urchins had tipped the net. I managed to find 23 and Rogan put them in a tank with an airpipe and heater. He lost two on the first day but the others seem fine:thumbup:. Normally we leave them in the sump but this time Rogan wants to keep them in a separate tank as we have lost some in the sump previously with sudden fright syndrome. We are feeding a pinch of cyclop-eeze premixed in tank water in a tot glass and poured into the tank four or five times a day and doing daily 50% water changes with the main tank water. We also manually splash the glass at the surface gently between feeds to wash off cyclop-eeze into the water. Are there any references on what quantities to use?
    I checked the cyclop-eeze website already but there is no suitable info there, I did see that you must keep it in the dark in the fridge or freezer after opening though.
     
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    Baby Bangi's host in long spined sea urchents. My pair has babies all the time but I never get them out in time - difficult in a 2m reeftank. My Bangi's love cyclops and any other plankton type food so the babies I guess would too.
     
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    Unfortunately only one is left, I think the cyclop-eeze in an unfiltered tank was too much despite two 50% water changes a day. The one that is surviving is in the sump.
    I'll be removing the long spined urchins and make a mock one with pratleys putty and plastic toothpicks for next time.
     
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    Cool post pics of your immitation LSSU (Long spined sea urchin) when you done:thumbup:
     
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