Yellow Tang and algae sheets

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Hi
My yellow tang has in the tank for 4 days and is swimming around and pecking at the algae on the rocks, but he won't touch the green algae sheets i put in the veggie clip. is it worth dropping some shredded algae sheet into the water column or is this pointless? How can I get him to find and eat from the clip?


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Hi
My yellow tang has in the tank for 4 days and is swimming around and pecking at the algae on the rocks, but he won't touch the green algae sheets i put in the veggie clip. is it worth dropping some shredded algae sheet into the water column or is this pointless? How can I get him to find and eat from the clip?


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Use an elastic band to attach some to a rock and place it where he normally forages, also you could ad a but of fresh garlic on the sheet to peek his interest

Might just be that he doesnt know what Nori is yet

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i would suggest putting shredded Nori pieces in the water column and the clip.

My tangs love both
 
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I feed spirilina flakes and sea veggies flakes o make sure they get their greens..
 

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The elastic band round the rock trick works like a bomb he will be eating nori in no time.
 
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I use to let a small piece nori soak in SW for a little while, then tear of smaller pieces and "rub" it between my 2 finger just enough to make it softer, then place in the water, they use to grab it up.
 

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