|Re: regal tang|
Subject: Re: regal tang
by EagleC on 10/6/2010 20:14:41
ok, avoid the lettuce. Lettuce is a terrestrial plant and marine fish cant digest the components of terrestrial plantsl and animals. This also means no chicken, pork, garlic or any of that other rubbish people sometimes advise.
The regal unlike many other tangs is mainly carnivorous so needs a high protein diet. Algae based food doesn't really do it for them. I found mine did particularly well by feeding frozen marine foods and vitamin enriched gel foods (like brine shrimp, mysis, the marine quartet/mix and especially krill) every other day.
Keep a close eye on him and prep a quarantine tank because if it is white spot you'll need to move quickly to save them.