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Old 12/23/2017, 08:56 AM   #1
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Feeding Anenome Frequency

I have never fed my anenomes more than once per week for more than a decade now. Obviously this works.
What I cannot understand is why people feed daily or every two days....this does not make sense to me as this would not happen in the sea, or a least I don't think so.

Anyone give me some feedback in their feeding frequency of nens?


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Old 12/23/2017, 01:51 PM   #2
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I have feed my anemone every other day. Really depends on if I want him to grow or not. What they do in the wild really does not have a whole lot in coomon with what they do in our tank.


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Old 12/23/2017, 08:48 PM   #3
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I never feed mine once they are fully established.


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Old 12/24/2017, 12:11 AM   #4
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I've been feeding my Rbta every day.. but only until she gets her color back..

Once I put her in the tank.. she hid under my rock work for about 2 months or more.. when she finally came out.. she was pretty well bleached out..

Google search and forum surfing says to feed a bleached nem every day... so that's what I do. A krill a day

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Old 12/24/2017, 08:37 AM   #5
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I feed my btas either once or twice a week with mysis...


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Old 12/25/2017, 01:00 PM   #6
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Feeding Lrbta, 1x per week now


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Old 12/26/2017, 11:45 AM   #7
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I have feed my anemone every other day. Really depends on if I want him to grow or not. What they do in the wild really does not have a whole lot in coomon with what they do in our tank.
I agree with this.


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Old 01/03/2018, 08:50 AM   #8
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For gigantea I almost never directly feed (maybe 5x / yr for last 8 years or so). My clownfish do bring it some food when I feed frozen mysis or rod's food, but my understanding is that they don't need to be fed if receiving proper lighting. (I don't want it to get too big, but could encourage this with more feeding.)

I will say that I've gone periods where I just didn't feed ever and I do think it's better to feed some.

I have noticed over the years the anemone has been significantly larger or smaller based on tank conditions . It seems to have the ability to shrink and/or grow and go back and forth in either direction.


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Old 01/03/2018, 10:00 AM   #9
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Anemones I want to grow, I feed every 3-4 days. Anemones I don't want to grow, I've left unfed for the last 10 years.


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Old 01/04/2018, 07:21 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for your responses!


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Old 01/04/2018, 10:03 AM   #11
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Iíve been feeding my three Ritteri bay scallop piece every couple days.


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What do you all feed?


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Old 01/04/2018, 12:05 PM   #13
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I feed pieces of sliced bay scallops every 2 weeks or so to my RBT .....


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Old 01/04/2018, 11:22 PM   #14
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bay scallops? They eat better than me

I give 1 cm pieces of raw shrimp or other fish that I happen to buy for my own meals. MY BTA doesn't seem too fond of cooked shrimp but ate it once or twice too. I only feed once per month, seems to be working well.


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Old 01/05/2018, 03:43 AM   #15
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live tubifex worms on smaller bta's....they tear it up !


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Old 01/08/2018, 03:30 PM   #16
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I have never fed my anenomes more than once per week for more than a decade now. Obviously this works.
What I cannot understand is why people feed daily or every two days....this does not make sense to me as this would not happen in the sea, or a least I don't think so.

Anyone give me some feedback in their feeding frequency of nens?

Hi....I have 4 RBT nems and a large blue haddoni...I feed Mysis once a week...sometimes once every two weeks. Mine are all happy and healthy for the last 3 years or so. I think once a week is plenty in my humble opinion. At least that is what works for me....along with good lighting and good water quality....and stable parameters.


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I have never fed my anenomes more than once per week for more than a decade now. Obviously this works.
What I cannot understand is why people feed daily or every two days....this does not make sense to me as this would not happen in the sea, or a least I don't think so.

Anyone give me some feedback in their feeding frequency of nens?

Hi! I have 4 large RBT and a large blue haddoni I have had for 3 yes.... I feed Mysis once a week, sometimes every two weeks. Mine are happy and healthy. In my humble opinion once a week is plenty along with good lighting, good water quality, and stable parameters.


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Old 01/08/2018, 03:40 PM   #18
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Sorry for the double post! LOL!


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Old 01/08/2018, 11:52 PM   #19
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When I was nursing mine back to health (she was almost clear she was so bleached and small) she got a small bit of silverside per bay. Maybe 5-8mm square. After she recovered and she moved to a place she wanted she got about the same once a week.


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Old 01/13/2018, 07:43 PM   #20
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In my 15yrs of having nems, the only times I have lost nems was shortly after feeding Silversides..(lost 2 BTA in 1yr) I will NEVER feed silversides again.


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Old 01/14/2018, 06:18 PM   #21
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stay away from silversides, I feed frozen shrimp from grocery store lol


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Old 01/14/2018, 06:43 PM   #22
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On the rare occasion I feed, I just use chunks frozen mysis. Feed the fish at the same time, then place some chunks of frozen mysis near the anemone mouth and they take it immediately.


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Old 01/14/2018, 07:19 PM   #23
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I have a green carpet nem; had him about a year - I feed a rotation of krill, mysis, and brine about every 10 days or so. He seems quite happy and healthy - even after he got lost looking for a sweet spot in the tank and got caught in my gyre (the nem came out pretty beaten up - but he has healed quickly)


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Old 01/14/2018, 07:20 PM   #24
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I've also heard silversides are not goo for nems.....I had some and threw them out


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