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Old 02/05/2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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My Tang Won't Eat Nori

I just put my first piece of Nori in for my blue hippo tang and foxface and neither of them are eating it. What's the deal?


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Old 02/05/2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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I have encountered this with quite a few of my tangs. My hippo didn't start picking at it till my pig for a yellow tang continuously ate it. My vampire tang I just got wants nothing to do with it. However, if you continue to offer it to them, I believe they will eventually eat it. And as with most tangs, it will become an important staple in their diet.


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Old 02/05/2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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it took a full year before my hippo would even touch nori of any kind/color/flavor ect now my yellow tang nori makes up 99.99% of what he will eat since the day i got him about 14 months ago, my fox face chows down on it since day1, my sailfin tang eats it with gusto along with any food, my blonde naso will only eat it after the s/s puffer tears it off the clip and its free floating., my purple tang takes spurts with nori, some days thats all he will eat and some days he wont touch it or anywhere in between my scatt eats it ntil i feed the frozen foods for the day

so i listed 7 different fish that are known for eatin nori as a big part of thier diet so to speak and you have 7 completely different reactions for eating nori, of fish that are in my tanks at this moment so IMO it depends on the individal fish


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Old 02/05/2011, 12:49 PM   #4
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It took mine several days to figure out it was food. Be patient.


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Old 02/05/2011, 12:52 PM   #5
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My tangs were scared of the Nori and the seaweed clip for a few days. The blue tang first ate, then the yellow tang followed.


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Old 02/05/2011, 12:58 PM   #6
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My tangs started out afraid of the clip too. I rubberbanded the Nori to a piece of rubble, and they started eating it. Now they'll take if off the clip and free floating.

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My tangs were scared of the Nori and the seaweed clip for a few days. The blue tang first ate, then the yellow tang followed.



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Old 02/05/2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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Where did you get the nori? Is the stuff you buy in the LFS the same as the stuff you buy in the grocery store?


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Old 02/05/2011, 01:06 PM   #8
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Where did you get the nori? Is the stuff you buy in the LFS the same as the stuff you buy in the grocery store?

personaly i dont know if its the same or not but i have some from various grocery stores of various brands and i also have every type i have found in lfs and online aquarium supply vendors.. certain fish like certain ones better but i alternate types everytime i refill the nori clips


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Old 02/05/2011, 01:07 PM   #9
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I have encountered this with quite a few of my tangs. My hippo didn't start picking at it till my pig for a yellow tang continuously ate it. My vampire tang I just got wants nothing to do with it. However, if you continue to offer it to them, I believe they will eventually eat it. And as with most tangs, it will become an important staple in their diet.
For most tangs yes, but a hippo is a zooplankton feeder. It eats algae yes, but don't forget it's meaty foods.


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Old 02/05/2011, 02:57 PM   #10
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Try mixing a piece of Romaine Lettuce with a sheet of Nori.


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Old 02/05/2011, 02:59 PM   #11
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My tangs only eat nori at night when the lights are off. It has been this way for about a year now.


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Old 02/05/2011, 05:32 PM   #12
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It says on the directions to take out any pieces that haven't been eaten in 24 hours. Is this true?


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Old 02/05/2011, 07:41 PM   #13
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try using the purple seaweed...ive found they like it better than nori....remove the uneaten so it does not contribute to nitrates


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Old 02/05/2011, 09:27 PM   #14
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my purple tang didn't touch the stuff for years until i introduced a powder blue tang who was quick to snack on the nori. Now its a competition to see who gets to it first. Its between my powder blue tang, purple tang, flame angel and midas blenny


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Old 02/05/2011, 10:03 PM   #15
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Where did you get the nori? Is the stuff you buy in the LFS the same as the stuff you buy in the grocery store?
I bought mine from an Asian market. I use the green stuff. I noticed the LFS has some different colors but at like 20x the cost.


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Old 02/05/2011, 10:08 PM   #16
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It says on the directions to take out any pieces that haven't been eaten in 24 hours. Is this true?
This is also a technique used to get you to purchase more. I buy the large pack of green Nori from the oriental food store and cut it to refill my container.


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Old 02/05/2011, 11:07 PM   #17
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Mine were slow to start at first, then I switched brands and they wouldn't eat it for a couple of days, now everything in the tank stand in line and take turns at the clip.


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Old 02/05/2011, 11:21 PM   #18
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My hippo tang eats pretty much anything I throw in there. It eats them like crazy once he knows it's food.


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Old 02/06/2011, 01:23 AM   #19
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Make sure that the nori isn't seasoned, give it time, and dispose of any uneatened.


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Old 02/06/2011, 08:38 PM   #20
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With a Hippo tang and a Foxface, how often would you put in nori? Every other day?


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Old 02/06/2011, 10:32 PM   #21
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i actually break mine up in the water so its a bunch of little pieces that way no one gets food envy!!!!


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