Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Marine Fish Forums > Reef Fishes
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Old 07/11/2018, 09:03 AM   #1
Registered Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 132
Do yellow tangs have trouble eating floating food?

Mine seems to have an issue. He doesn't go vertical enough so it causes his top fins to breach the top. He gets spooked and dives back down before he gets the food. My clowns have no problem getting food off the surface.

Also he/she seems to only like mysis shrimp. Flakes and pellets just gets spit back out. Won't touch the seaweed sheets I specifically bought for it too. Even the clowns will take a few nibbles. He will eat the small pieces of chaeto that makes it into the tank though.

Aquavaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/11/2018, 09:41 AM   #2
Recovering Detritophobe
LobsterOfJustice's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 7,417
Eating food off the surface is a very unnatural behavior for saltwater reef fish, especially a grazer. Itís something they have to learn. In my opinion there is a danger of ingesting air so I avoid feeding off the surface by feeding sinking pellets and dropping them from high enough to break through surface tension when they fall.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

I remember when zoanthids were called things like "green" and "orange" and not "reverse gorilla nipple."

Current Tank Info: 180g reef with all the bells and whistles
LobsterOfJustice is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07/12/2018, 01:50 AM   #3
Registered Member
Tastee's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 174
I use sinking pellets also, and when I feed Nori use a clip. If you are interested in Nori feeding search these forums as there are some really good suggestions out there for different styles of feeding devices.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Tastee is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:24 PM.

TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2019 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright ©1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.