Seaweed on clip or rubble?

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  1. norfolkgarden

    norfolkgarden New Member

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    We use clips to feed our butterflies and angelfish.
    The butterfly rips the exposed seaweed off the clip right at the clip.
    Then it floats away. The fish need something to pull against to get a piece of seaweed small enough to eat....

    The fish would be thrilled if I were available to add more seaweed every 20 minutes.

    So far the most efficient choice is to shove a square mostly inside the clip and tap it open a few time to release about a 1/2" at a time.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    Thanks![​IMG]

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    Iv'e been using a small frag rock tied to fishing line I hold the algae with a rubber band. They seem to like it ok, It still gets torn off & float around the tank. I'd think they will eat it this way also.
     
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    I did the rubber band, like 2 to a rock rubble and tried to tie it down all over so the fish/snails had to pick it clean.
     
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    I use the clip, but either way some of the algae can get ripped off and float around the tank. Kinda a pain. Only way around it is to use smaller bits of algae and feed several times a day.
     
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