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hi guys does anyone know the best live food to add to a marine tank? iv 2 clowns and a royal gramma which eat anything but recently added 2 benggai cardinals which dont seem to want any flake food so im going to start giving them live foods but im a bit unsure about it, whats the best kinds? how much do i add the whole pack? will there be any consequences to adding live food? im just thinking surely some might escape the fish and hide in the tank? i also have crabs and snails.

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Reply #1

Live brine shrimp is easy available n mysis if u can get them are good

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Reply #2

It might be easier to try frozen foods first. They're more readily available and easily stored (assuming you have a freezer?)
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i do feed them frozen but i read that i should mix there diet with live food and as they wont eat flake this is all i can think of.

is there any negative affects to adding live food like brine ect? can they damage corals or trigger an ammonia spike?

can i feed live food every day or will that be bad for the fish?

can the live food live in the tank if they avoid the fish?

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Reply #4

I feed live feeder shrimp in mine last time I plonked 60 odd in the tank in one go most got flattened by the stock within a few minutes but I did notice some in my sump still alive yesterday but they just help clean the place up.

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so even if they dont get eaten its not a bad thing as they will help clean the tank?

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Reply #6

Yeah shrimp will eat stuff providing they live you just have to make sure your system can deal with any that could just die and not be eaten.

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Reply #7

I added 6 a few weeks back and pretty much the same thing. 4 got eaten, the other two joined the bloody peppermint shrimp and started cleaning rocks!

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