Feeding Nori

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  1. Raven

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    Hi,
    I've bought some Nori sheets from Woolies over the weekend.
    On the pack it said something about roasted - is this ok?
    Also how is the best way to give the nori for the fish?
    Must one first rinse the nori with RO water, must one break it in flakes, how much must i put in the tank.......????
    This is for my foxface.

    thanks
     
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    First rinse it and then use a veggie clip to attach it to the glass, or alternatively you can just hold it in place by putting a rock onto a piece of the Nori sheet to anchor it. Not sure about the roasted part though but I think it will be fine!
     
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    How big piece of Nori do you recon I can use for the one fish?
    Can one add the full sheet, or will it go "bad" after a day or so?
     
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    Start off small ans see how quick it goes, i would start with a piece about the size of a standard playing card.
     
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    I have never rinsed the sheets, anyway just attach to a small rock using an elastic band.
     
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    Likewise,i dont ever rinse.I just attach to my veggie clip and stick it on the glass.
     
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    all is roasted to get rid of moisture. That woolies nori is good stuff. I go through a sheet every two days
     
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    Thanks!

    Will try this tonight.....
     
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    If you're only feeding one fish then just a little bit will be fine, even half the size of a playing card.
     
  11. Kunhardt

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    To open up an old thread...
    I have 3 grazers in my tank at the moment, my rocks are pretty clean, although they still seem to be nibbling at stuff on them. I have introduced Nori to the tank to give them a bit more to nibble at, which they have taken to really well and seem to enjoy.
    How long can the nori stay in the tank? As in should it be put in at meal times or just placed in the tank and replenished once delpeted? I am doing the later at the moment. Got 2 small nori stations on either side of the tank at the moment. Oh and can it pollute the water?
     
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    Remember you want to only feed what the fish can consume in under 5 minutes. Leaving it in the tank over a long period is disadvised as the uneaten Nori tends to mush up and go all over the place = Nitrate & Phosphate issues.
     
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    I tear 1/4 sheet into tiny fragments which I then mix with garlic essence and tank water. I the put this into the tank and watch all my fish devour it up.
     
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    How much waste can nori add to the water? Remember though i am trying to use the nori as a substitute for lack of rock algae, not as a dinner time meal. :)
     
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    Any suggestions to feed them besides the nori as a grazing source? Was thinking of getting an algae rock or two from the rock pools and placing them in the tank now and then.
     
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    I am not going to get it to the garlic debate thing as we do have a thread for that, but why are you using garlic essence with the nori, to me it is just pointless and a waste of time use fresh garlic maybe but essence.

    My2c.

    PS, unless they are Italian Fish.:p
     
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    Been thinking of making an algae tank. got a small 10 litre that i was thinking of adding caulerpa and some GHA rocks to then place a small rock in my Tank every now and then to feed the fish. Would this work? Or would it be a bad idea so introduce GHA into my tank even in a "controlled" way.
     
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    Edible Caulerpa in small quantities could work well, but I wouldn't go the GHA route, very dangerous
     
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