Frozen or Dry which is the better food and why?

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  1. ziyaadb

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    I really dont know? whats your opinion?
    I feed a mix of frozen and flakes but IYHO whats the better food for the fish?
     
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  3. Elrond

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    My Clown eats flakes but not pellets, my Copperband eats some frozen foods but not others... my yellow and regal tangs eat anything... :tt2:

    Depends what you have in your system.

    I like to feed the dry stuff as it's quick and easy but I'd suggest variety is good for any environment.
     
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    Pro's and cons to both, especially with the high quality dry food available on the market today. I always believe that variety is the spice of life so would recommend feeding as wide a variety as possible. Personally i would feed both.
     
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    mix and match :) .. Try to throw some live food in there sometime
     
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    I'm also feeding pellets, flakes and frozen brine. Going to pick up some seaweed for my PB today.

    Its a bit of a schlep in some cases but I guess it comes with the hobby.
     
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    I personally feed everything..

    Automatic feeder gives them brine shrimp flakes in the morning, not alot, a bite or 2.

    Then when i get home, i feed Nori everyday.. Also variety (green, red and brown)

    and later in the evenings, i feed a mix of frozen.

    Variety.. in the ocean they feed on what they can, not always the same..
     
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    So I guess we can see that mix is best but if you want a more direct answer... if it came down to 'on what will they survive the longest if only fed that' I would say dry flakes.

    Its enriched and designed to cover as much of their nutritional base as possible.

    (this is unless you feed different frozen and not just say... brine)
     
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    Personally, I feed my fish lamp chops, their is no "ash" in them.:tt2:
    On a serious note, I hate ash in food, but we can't escape it, SO, variety is the spice of life!
     
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    @pXius, where you getting your seaweed from? A china shop?
     
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    @Tremayn i can point you to a couple of china shops that should sell Nori, if you can pop in on your way home after campus?
    Please man i need as well.
     
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    LFS at lifestyle has sealed seaweed and algae. Algae is about R65 and Seaweed is R85 I think.

    They also got a purple seaweed, haven't tried it though. Will get some when I pick up my Scopas Tang on Wednesday.
     
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    point it out sir :) .. lol Ill warn you now that I rarely have time to get out lol.. you may have to wait.. I heard a guy bought 500 sheets of nori for likeR15 from a china shop
     
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    Variety peeps ;)

    I have tangs and a few carnivores(royal gramma). I feed ON pellets, 5min later a block each of mysis and enriched brine shrimp. Every second day a piece of nori on a clip. I do have flakes which i feed at times but the fish dont always see it, and it goes into the overflow.

    I have recently tried formula two for the tangs and they love it.
     
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    you have to put your hand in the water and them let go of the flakes. Tangs dont touch flakes it its on the surface. All my tangs enjoy flakes
     
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    Two of the 5 go for it, the rest just look on in wonder lol
     
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    Lols "look on in wonder"

    @Tremayn Its at the bottom of JHB there are couple of Huge china shops there. Bottom of Fox street.
     
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    Lols "look on in wonder"

    @Tremayn Its at the bottom of JHB there are couple of Huge china shops there. Bottom of Fox street.
     
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    The big china mart at Crown mines is a good bet, and also any chinese take away shop
     
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    My Clowns LOVE Flakes...tried Pellets...they wouldn't touch it..so it's Flakes and once a week I give them 1/4 Marine Mix frozen food...
     
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    next time I get a chance I need to check the china shops.. Zee if I go ill let you know. If you go then let me know.. We need to buy the stuff in bulk lol
     
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