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NewbyReefer
03/16/2013, 06:01 PM
The reason I ask is I fed mine a silverside and it took it no problem. Then I put a bunch of ghost shrimp in the tank. Everytime a shrimp went into the water column the Allardi Clown grabbed it and fed it to the nem. Just don't want any ill affect from this. In total it was a silverside and 5+ ghost shrimp.

Trilogy
03/16/2013, 07:58 PM
I feed mine with fresh shrimp every 3-4 days depending of the size of the shrimp. Anemones need time to digest , so feed the correct amount. Anyway how big is your anemone?

NewbyReefer
03/16/2013, 08:10 PM
6" fully inflated.

I didn't expect the shrimp to be caught and given to the RBTA. Just the silverside chunks.

Trilogy
03/16/2013, 08:22 PM
Well , silverside chunks is fine also. It depends on your anemone if it seem to like that , than just continue feeding them . I normally practice using the same source of food. All the best with the nem. Any pictures?

Postal
03/16/2013, 08:28 PM
The short answer, is yes, you can overfeed an anemone. For example, if you feed it a portion that is too large for it to digest relatively easily, then you run the risk of the meal rotting in the anemone and potentially causing issues.
Also, what kind of amenone? Carpets, for example, are made to handle larger prey items that BTA's.

xtlosx
03/17/2013, 06:34 AM
I have a Gig that was getting fed krill pieces daily for a few weeks, now he gets scallops chunks every other day.... It also matters if the anemone is completely healthy or recovering. If they're recovering you want to reserve the energy they have for getting to health rather than digesting.

So short answer, yes don't go crazy with feeding.

NewbyReefer
03/17/2013, 08:14 AM
Early morning shot.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee513/joshwhit3385/043_zps9e1ffa95.jpg

Daniel62
03/17/2013, 09:30 PM
Don't feed silversides:( do a search on them.

Nice Nem.

bjensen1253
03/17/2013, 11:13 PM
go to your local grocery store and buy table shrimp and cut them up. works like a charm and super cheap