Feeding LPS

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  1. Paul B

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    Maybe it's just me but I have been feeding my LPS corals pellets soaked in fish oil for years and they seem to thrive on it. I also feed other things but this is relatively easy and I like to get as much fish oil into them as I can.
    Bubble corals, torch corals and candy canes I know will eat this.
    You can see in this picture just above the reflected light the pellet going down it's mouth
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    how do you feed them? with tweezers? when do you feed them and in what fish oil do you soak their pellets
     
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    what type of pellets?
     
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    I use a baster looking thing to put the pellets near their mouth. Any type of fish oil available for human consumption, I take it myself every day. Push a pin in a fish oil capsule and put about 5 drops on about 20 of any type of sinking pellets.
    I have always done this and would not feed pellets without fish oil. It just makes fish food so much more healthier.
     
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    Go to Dis-chem, get this. I use a that turkey thingy.

    Add a bit of NSW and target feed.[​IMG]
     
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    i m definitely gonna try target feeding my corals. especially my torch.
     
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    i guess it couldnt hurt to try...i wonder if my sun corals would take it?
     
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    I feed everything with one of these
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    Mine eat flakes... :biggrin:
     
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    Thats a great diet. :p
     
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    They really like cornflakes... :lol:
     
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    Don't you have problems with the fish trying to steal the food? My wrasse always steels most of the food out of my hammers mouth.
     
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    Where can one get one of these?
     
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    Buy a turkey baster at checkers dude... :p
     
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    Maybe a ostrich baster? Cause ostrich legs are longer ?:whistling:
     
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    :71:
     
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    I buy the bulbs by the case and make them.
     
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    Is that all you feed you lps? Mine enjoy mysis, brine and pellets. I often enrich the food with vitamin/aminoacids. Think i need to try the fish oil thing.
     
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    No that is not all I feed them. I mainly use the pellets to feed fish that are spawning in the back of the tank and they don't come out to feed. I shoot some pellets back there. I also put some in the tank at night for the night eaters. While I have the pellets in the rubber bulb thing, I put some on the LPS.
    I would never feed my fish pellets without putting fish oil on them first.
     
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    I once squirted a whole lot of fish roe into my frogspawn. Seemed to enjoy it
     
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