Do you feed SPS's?
Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:24 PM
Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:26 AM
Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:02 PM
I feed the tank as a whole every other day although if I had a dedicated SPS system I would do the same as Lindsay with a slow continuous flow of food. SPS need very small particulates like rotifers (easy to breed yourself), Coral Frenzy, oyster eggs and my special mix of any fresh, uncooked shellfish I can get hold of at the supermarket puréed to a jelly like consistency (Delia would love it!). This is in addition to the fish feeding (3 times a day).
Also by feeding your tank you are feeding all the other creatures in the tank that can provide food for the corals when they release eggs - eg snails, shrimps and starfish regularly spawn in my tank.
SPS do capture food via the polyps and they also absorb through their tissue - hence the idea behind amino acids. I've only recently started adding amino acids but haven't really seen any difference but maybe it's a time thing.
Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:00 PM
BTW - just looked over your system and that is a very beautiful tank!
Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:32 PM
On top of the frozen for the fish i have for a while now been feeding Marcus,s dry foods,ie the sps and lps dry foods,of late i have been adding a ball of the pellet food to the glass which breaks down fast as the fish eat it,this seems to work well for the corals.
So what do you feed your corals?
As AcanQueen put perfectly,i think a system that has slowly been built up to be able to accept regular and generous feeding for both the corals and fish will often show better colour,growth and health than one that is running lean.
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