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    Question What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    hey,
    i just bought a Yellow Tang, and i am wonderring what you feed yours? i know they eat some algae ( seaweed? ) but what do you feed him like frozen mysis, pellets? what, and what brand do you feed?

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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by new reefer 03 View Post
    hey,
    i just bought a Yellow Tang, and i am wonderring what you feed yours? i know they eat some algae ( seaweed? ) but what do you feed him like frozen mysis, pellets? what, and what brand do you feed?

    Thanks
    I feed my Tangs sheet Nori daily & they also eat Mysis, rods reef food, Formula 1, Pellets...they will eat about anything.

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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    what are th epellets called? they are like new life something? i want to buy them, but i forgot the name!
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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    My yellow tang eats nori,dried algae sheet,formula one ,formula 2, mysis, brine shrimp, and rods reef, He eats pretty much anything added to the tank. I feed a small 3" x 3" square of algae everyday ( I have 3 tangs though). And The meaty foods every other day...
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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    Vicki,
    do you get the formula one, and two online or at a LFS ? ?
    my LFS hardly cary any Frozen Food, and drsfosterandsmith.com have it, but it would have to be thawed by the time it got to me, right?
    ~!~ Cole ~!~

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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    The Girlfriends Yellow eats frozen harkari sparilla Brine, hakeri Mysis, but ihis favorite is Formula 2 Sparilla Pellets (the green bottle of formula 1) and flake. he also gets some Nori every other feeding

    she tries to mix it up every feeding so he has some variety.

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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    tangs need a pretty sufficient diet, right?
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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    Feeding Marine Fish and Marine Fish Nutrition

    Foster's and Smith send their frozen food in a frozen package. Shipping is expensive but it is quite frozen when it arrives.
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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by new reefer 03 View Post
    my LFS hardly cary any Frozen Food
    is there a petsmart near you? they sell the hakari line of frozen as well as a few others: PetSmart Stores in Oklahoma

    I've ordered from Dr. Fosters as well and have had great results. they have deals from time to time as well.

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    Oh yea they need a great diet. Be aware yellow tangs can get head and line disease as well.
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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

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    Nope. 100 gal minimum.. Just because many people do it, doesn't mean it is right. You should really research before you buy. JMO
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    Yellow Tang - Zebrasoma flaviscens

    the tang is fine in my tank, the only problem is his room to swim, but he has 4 feet, front, and back. the sides are open, my rockwork ( middle ) even has holes that he can swim through.
    Cole, Your tank is too small for the tang (55gal).... Since you don't believe me I pulled your quote and moved it here, so others will comment. I don't care what others have done,,,, Minimum tank size is a 100 gal. Look at the peeps tank sizes, who have answered your question.... All 100+

    I see Lynn found the other thread... Obviously you do not listen

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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    I agree with brenda. my GF went out and impulse bought a number of fish and although our house will be built by this time next year and the new tanks will be 250+gallons each... her purchases have cost me nearly $1000 more to upgrade her to a 90 gal bowfront. since i felt that the fish she got MAY get big too fast.

    the yellow needs a bigger tank than a 55gal

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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    can it outgrow my tank in 6 months or so?
    it currently is eating, i gave it ( and my LawnMower ) some seaweed salad.
    ~!~ Cole ~!~

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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    it depends on how big he is now, how much you feed him and such.

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    Re: What do you Feed your Yellow Tang ? ? ? :)

    how do you measure him? like from nose to fin, or nose to where fin starts?
    i just got him likr 5 hours ago, and he is only eating some seaweed right no w.
    ~!~ Cole ~!~

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