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    trigger eating

    I am posting this for new reefers to learn from my past mistakes and experiences. After not eating for 5 days I threw
    a couple of minnows in the tank and trigger promptly ate them. The lesson is to keep lots of products on
    Hand. You just never know what they will go for. Have enticed some fish with the tastiest food I could
    buy just to have others start on cheap flakes. Of course the type of fish will determine the food. Picky angels will
    sometimes go for the black freshwater clams in HEB. If Im having trouble will go in and buy 3 or 4 of everything
    and cut them up into small pieces. On larger fish don't panic their not going to starve in a week maybe even 3.
    You will need 3 or 4 small containers of food just to keep for starters. pellets, flake,s brine, Get the smallest containers
    of the good stuff you paid a lot of money for this picky eater you don't want to fail. I find the most of the time just like
    my finicky trigger if you can get him to eat once in 2 days they will be eating everything you throw in. Another is don't
    overfeed remove food scraps after an hour, you don't want to poison the water. If you threw your picky eater in
    your tank pretty good chance you will be looking for another one. This may be a little rambling but excuse me been passing
    kidneys stone since Monday and pain is kind of intense at times. Think everyone should throw in their tidbits and we create
    a permanent thread where it is prominent and people especially newbies can find it easy. I know for sure there are lots of
    other foods but not a clear head right now.
    David
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    I couldn't agree more to having multiple foods on hand and trying everything until something sticks.

    Before I get a new fish, I often go get some live brine and start gut loading them with selcon and spirulina just so they will be nutritious and I will have them on hand. It's hard for any new fish to resist the jerking motion of something live.

    But I have also gotten tangs that weren't eating to eat spinach leaves rubber banded to a rock. You just never know.

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    That's exactly what Im talking about. Didn't know about spinach leaves. We need a tutorial on this subject
    one of the largest hurdles is often just getting a fish to eat.
    David
    M.A.R.S.H. - Vice President
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    Sounds like good video material

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