Naso & Pajama surgeon

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  1. amalick

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    Managed to aquire a large naso (lipstick tang) and medium pajama surgeon 3 days ago. Placed both in QT like I always do. Its day 3 and both just wont accept any food and remain extremely nervous.

    The QT is a 100l system, which is kinda small for the Naso, but its only for 5-6 weeks to make sure that all is ok before introducing into DT. THe QT is constantly runnig so its mature with all the criticla parameters at normal / accetbale levels.

    PH = 8.3
    Nitrite = 0
    Salinity = 1024
    etc..

    Any ideas on a diet that would stimulate acceptance of other foods.

    So far ive tried Tera Marine Flakes, Nori and Oceon Nutriition Pellets. There is also a feather star which I had in the QT, but I doubt that, thats relevant
     
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    Hi Ashraf - try some pea's (boiled), perhaps some banana..... or even some different pellets perhaps.... I found that my tangs
    (funny enough) just seem to LOVE pond/koi pellets - I know - I know. But, it works, they fat and healthy... ;)
     
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    Is your QT bare, No rock etc. If so drop in some rock and add a little Norri from P&P. The tangs are browsers and need something to feed of. a bare tank will stress them.
     
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    Sorry to hijack this thread...

    jacquesb does that go for the regal tang too...This is one fish that i really want to buy, but do not know anything of...
     
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    The QT is almost bare, I have a plastic flower pot for hiding, and 1 or 2 dead coral skeletons. I will try the nori attached with elastic band trick 2morrow. Will take a pics in a few mo's, just waiting for my cell to charge a bit..
     
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    What is the Feather Star looking thing ?
     
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    Ah Hem ? - Its just that.. an elegent feather star. I have one in my DT that I liked so much that I got another. The one in qt I bought about two weeks ago. Ive just been to lazy to introduce him into the DT since I only do it when all the lights are off and need to follow a strict 1 hour or so drip feed climitization protocol..

    THey walk around like transformers - "Really cool". Some links if you interested in more academic facts..

    http://www.starfish.ch/c-invertebrates/federsterne.html

    Echinoderms (starfish, brittle star, sea urchin, feather star, sea cucumber)
     
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    Forgot to mention that I actually spotted an elegant squat lobster (Allogalathea elegans) co-existing with my feather star. THat was a truly amazing find.. They morph into the colour of the feather star, so mine looks like a mini fire shrimp LOL..

    Here is a pic (NOT MINE) that I got off the net..

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes tie up the nori. Have u tried blood worm?
     
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    I have actually got some frozen blood worm.. Will give it a shot, thanks
     
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    Have you tried live brine ?

    How do you keep that feather star alive ? I have heard they have low survival rates in tanks
     
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    The one in my DT has only been around for a few months.. I feed Brightwell Aquatics Marine snow for suspension feeding marine inverts..
     
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    Does this not negatively impact your water parameters ?
     
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    How so ? - I dose about 10ml twice a week in a 1000l system when lights are off with return pumps off for 10 mins. Havent noticed parameters going out of sync yet.
     
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    OK, I thought you would have to dose way more than that. I was thinking more along the feeding regime of a sun coral
     
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    It worked

    Thanks guys - THe Nori attached to someting worked. THe Pajama Surgeaon is eating like crazy. But now for something different. I managed to get hold of a beautiful lrge purple tang today. I just could not let this rare opportunity pass by so decisions, decisions, desicsions :p

    I decided to introduce the Naso into my DT (I hope I don't regret this:nono:). To make room for the Purple tang in the QT. The QT was probably too small for the Naso anyway, hence the great stress he was facing.

    More on what happened thereafter on my main thread..

    Ashraf's window into the reef - Page 17 - Members Systems and Setups
     
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    i wish i can get an purple tang but they are too expensive $$$$
     
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    Hi damsel whee did you buy the fish from?
     
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    Hi Riyad - I believe that it goes for all tangs. I have not ever experienced a regal tang not to eat.

    Personally - and I hope that Ashraf does not take this the wrong way - his "pyjama tang" is more commonly known as a clown surgeon - some of the more boisterois and aggresive tangs around.

    I think personally that the clown surgeon stressed the naso tang up..... Therefor the naso tang not eating.

    Riyad - the ONLY limitation for the regal tang, is tank size - they require a LOT of swimming space, and a lot of hiding space - else they stress very quickly....
     
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