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77railer
07/24/2007, 09:58 PM
After just setting up my 75G reef I decided thru readings on here that I should feed my shrooms. I read where several of you fed cyclop-eeze, had some laying around and decided to give it a try. I put some in a dish...added water...used a small pipet to suck it up and gently blew it towards each shroom and my rico. Hope I did this right.....Im as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rockin chairs...new to all this and dont wanna hurt anything.


77railer

kingfisher62
07/24/2007, 11:24 PM
I never feed my mushrooms but I do feed my ricordia. Mine love mysis shrimp which I feed fairly often . Just place a shrimp on it and watch them gulp it down in slow motion.
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/Kingfish62/PICT0227-2.jpg

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/Kingfish62/ricordia1.jpg

77railer
07/25/2007, 12:10 AM
Those are cool pics...hoping everything works out on this end...we dont have any fish in the tank right now so I figured the shrooms and other coral would appreciate some num nums. You should have seen my girls reactions when I said I think I need to feed my coral,lol...they/we have alot to learn.

77Railer

77railer
07/25/2007, 12:05 PM
Well everyone seems to be fine this morning...dont have the lights on yet...they dont get to come on until 4 ish...found out I fed them way to much according to the lfs...live and learn....trying to decide if,when, and how I plan on fragging my only ricordia...that will be nerve racking...

customanimalart
07/27/2007, 12:28 AM
I had a 2 mouthed ricordea that I just fragged into 5 peices. My first time, and after debating trying it or not out of fear of destroying it, I just dove in.
One of my LFS sells ric polyps for 14.00 (which is where this one came from, so if I killed it, it wouldn't be such a huge loss.

Frags only 2 days old and not attached yet. Of course. Just holding my breath on this one.

Bud's Reef
07/27/2007, 09:00 AM
I feed my mushrooms, ricordia and frogspawn but I first have to throw in a few pellets on the opposite side of the tank to distract the crabs and shrimp. Then I turn off the pumps and use a turkey baster to dribble mysis onto each of them. I still need to stand over them with a stick to beat off the crabs and shrimp that aren't getting any of the pellets. It's not really necessary to feed any of them but I think it is cool to watch them eat.

I've just started fragging the mushrooms and ricordea and so far haven't lost any. I still have a couple of small pieces that have not attached, unfortunately they keep getting bumped ever so slightly. Sooner or later they'll grab on.

jc1of2
07/28/2007, 05:45 PM
My rics eat everything even flake food.

customanimalart
07/28/2007, 06:09 PM
Looks like only 2 or 3 of the 5 frags i got are going to make it. It seems like 2 of them just dissolved away.
Is this common or did I do something wrong?
I put 2 in one container of rubble and 3 in the other. They each were put in lo-flow area but 2 in one container did poorly. The other one that had 3 in it, looks as if one attached to rubble while the other two pieces attached to eachother. Really though, it is difficult to tell without looking close but I amm not going to disturb them except for a little blow with a baster to keep slime and debris off.

opinions here???