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Fatten up Foxface

Discussion in 'Fish' started by TheRealChrisBrown, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I got a new Foxface Lo a couple of weeks ago, and he's pretty slender. I'd like to fatten him up! He eats thawed frozen food really well, eats veggie flakes really well, but won't touch nori or other seaweed on clips. My thought was to rubberband it to a rock and try that. But I'm looking for any other tips to get your herbivore fish to eat their veggies really well.

    Thoughts, tips, tricks, ideas?
  2. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    My fish are in different about regular nori but go crazy for the red seaweed. Petco has the stuff I get
  3. BrianH

    BrianH Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    You might try broccoli. My tangs love it. Obviously it is not a food found in the foxface natural habitat. lol I got the idea from reading the ingredient list for LRS Reef Frenzy food.
  4. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Just keep trying the nori. He will
    Find it eventually I'm sure.

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  5. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Pellets are the best way to fatten them up. Mysis next. Nori won't do it nearly as well. My fish all devour New Life Spectrum and Formula 2 pellets.

    These are not herbivores, they are omnivores, so be sure that they get some meat or you could get some HLLE issues.
  6. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    How do you feed the broccoli to the fish? I was thinking you'd chop it up and maybe just feed the ends...but then I searched youtube and saw a whole stalk of broccoli on a veggie clip.
  7. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Soak it in Selcon or rub garlic on it. I've gotten clownfish to eat nori (and swallow it) when it smells and tastes like garlic.

    You might be an engineer if...You have no life and can prove it mathematically.
  8. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Big + 1 to just lots of pellets, higher calorie/nutrient dense. Seaweed is more about vitamins etc. My fish and tangs didnt like big sheets on clips, but finally got them to start eating when I would tear them up into like penny sized bits and broadcast those into the water.

    Mine is so fat and is even eating big ol krill pretty much.

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