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  1. Default My perc is a picky eater...

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    I have tried frozen brine/spirulina, frozen krill, and now NLS small fish. He ate some when my powerhead was off while it was still floating on the surface...but then began spitting it out as well. The Nemo fish is pretentious and quite the snob. I don't want to have to chop up raw prawn just to feed him... What a pretty little jerk he is. Any suggestions...should I mandate a mandatory he'll take what ever I give him?
    And it's the ocean flowing in our veins
    Oh..That it's the salt that's in our tears
    Oh..Cause we could have come so very far
    Oh..In at least as many years
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    Ask the LFS that you got it from what they fed it, and try feeding it that (then wean it off of that if you want to feed it something different).

    How long have you had this fish?
    African cichlid and saltwater aquariums

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    I have found that with saltwater fish the NLS flakes are much better than the pellets. They don't seem to notice the pellets at all.

    Do any LFSs around you sell live brine shrimp?
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    Yes there is live brine shrimp...and probably can get some NLS flakes
    And it's the ocean flowing in our veins
    Oh..That it's the salt that's in our tears
    Oh..Cause we could have come so very far
    Oh..In at least as many years
    Take the highway through the Great Divide - T.A. and T.M.

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    Regarding NLS pellets, it depends on the fish in question as well as their conditioning into accepting it or not.

    All of my marine fish eat NLS pellets, even a SW puffer I have (which I expected to completely ignore them, as the pellets are intended for its tank mates, but he also eats flakes so go figure). But the LFS that I obtained most of my fish from were fed ORA pellets, among other stuff, (so going after NLS pellets wasn't a far leap for them).
    African cichlid and saltwater aquariums

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    My LFS feeds frozen mysis shrimp to their salt water livestock. I had to ween my ocellaris off over the course of a few weeks and got it to eat NLS pellets. It gets kind of snobby about feeding sometimes and won't take anything but NLS pellets now.

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    Our larger clown would only eat frozen brine shrimp when we got her while my smaller one from petco would eat pellets and shrimp. After 2 days of feeding, I started slowly mixing in pellets with the shrimp until I noticed her taking pellets, so now they both eat thm and only get shrimp on occasion.

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump

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    Damn my clowns are pigs, they'll eat just about anything that falls into the tank,lol.

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