how much to feed ??

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  1. dropzone newbee

    dropzone newbee

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    hey guys , i know there have been a few threads relating to feeding
    but , if you dont mind i would like your input on my specific tank as dont wanna overfeed or underfeed ( chromis )
    my tank is as follows + - 1500 litres
    LS
    15 chromis ( decent size )
    1 midas blenny
    4 purple tangs
    1 yellow tang
    1 liuetenant tang ( 15cm)
    2 naso tangs ( 12-15cm)
    1 emperor juv
    1 majestic angel ( 12 cm )
    1 bi colour angel ( small )
    2 tiny damsels
    4 clowns ( small )

    at the moment i feed twice daily
    flakes and pelletts in am
    4 blocks of frozen food in eve ( small blocks ocean nutrition)
    1 large sheet nori daily

    thanks
    clint
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Dropzone Newbee - I have a total of +-1500 liters of water volume - a skimmer rated for +-1500 liters...

    [EDIT] I just want to add that I have been keeping marines now for more than 5 years - AND that I have a HUGE water volume, with equally huge filtration system! So - NEWBIES - please don't follow my example, unless you can replicate my filtration system and water volume!

    I have the following fish:
    - 2 tomato clowns
    - 7 tangs (from medium to large)
    - 1 honey damsel
    - 1 flagtail
    - 1 onestripe damsel
    - 2 "saddleback damsels"
    - 1 medium koran/semi-circle angel
    - 1 large neon pseudochromis (dutoiti)
    - 3 butterflies (medium)
    - 1 spotted hawkfish
    - 1 medium/large picasso trigger
    - 1 cleaner wrasse (large)
    - 1 male anthias squampaninni (sea goldie)

    I feed heavily - once in the morning, and twice in the evenings - (in the weekdays). In the weekends I feed 4 to 5 times, I feed flake, pellets and frozen meaty foods.

    I also add a sheet of nori every day.
     
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    poor skimmer
     
  5. dropzone newbee

    dropzone newbee Thread Starter

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    thanks for the reply

    ok , sounds simialr then
    feed heavily you say ? would that be the fish eat up all food within about 5 mins ?

    my concern been the chromis ! im told they are similar to the antheas and need regular feeding ?
     
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    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    i have seen the amount jacques feeds in one feeding and trust me its very genorous porions each time.
     
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    lol geez u ppl keep allot of fish, i only have 14 fish in a 3000L system :)
     
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    Hi Dropzone Newbee - I agree - that chromis/anthias needs to feed regularly.

    To answer your question - yes. I feed a "handful" of flakes every feeding - and when I feed frozen food, I feed between 3 and 4 blocks per feed..... (my own blocks - made from ice-cube trays).

    BUT, that said - I only have one anthias (left out of a group of 6 - 5 females and 1 male). My male took to feeding on flakes immediately - where the females struggled to get used to feeding on flakes.

    Also - as I said - due to my huge sump system (my sump system alone is +-800 liters alone - and I have +-80 kilograms of live rock and DSB's as well as a HUGE chaetomorpha "ball" in my sump) generates a HUGE amount of plankton - which also feeds my fish during the daytime......
     
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    ok gotcha
    thanks for that bud
    ill pick up the feeding for the chromis sake during the day to 1 more feed of flakes !
    they are hungry beasts and eat anything i offer , so wanna keep them thriving

    ;)
     
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    I like the part in red. Should have added water changes in there somewhere Jacques.
     
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