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Old 09/04/2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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kole tang not eating nori

he picking all over the live rock but wont touch the nori.Any ideas?Only had him for 2 days now but dont want him to starve

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Old 09/04/2006, 04:15 PM   #2
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my tangs seem to like mysis shrimp, not sure , but you could try it...

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Old 09/04/2006, 04:19 PM   #3
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try soaking it in a little garlic. but give him time also koles are somewhat shy and will take a little while to adjust. Keeping trying because nori is must with tangs. they are herb's in the wild.

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Old 09/04/2006, 09:40 PM   #4
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Where are you placing the nori? If you're clipping it to the glass, try attaching it (rubberband or whatever) to a rock instead. Maybe he'd be more inclined to try it. Once you get him eating it you could always try going back to a clip.

Does he eat anything else at all? Try some spirulina.

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Old 09/05/2006, 06:53 AM   #5
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Make sure that you at least try this one time: just like Fountainhead said, rubberband the seaweed to a rock but make it really close to the rock with none sticking up. I am like a broken record saying this but it seems to entice them to eat nori. It must simulate something in the wild for them. I would think that might work well for a fish that is picking on rocks a lot.

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Old 09/05/2006, 11:06 AM   #6
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everything is ok now.had it under a rock.Just took him awhile.thanks everyone

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