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Old 01/03/2018, 10:48 PM   #1
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Blue berry gorg

Got a blueberry gorg and would like to know how often other people feed the moment I blend up mysis shrimp and add reef snow food with that about once a day...should I be feeding it more often?

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Old 01/04/2018, 07:38 AM   #2
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Well, you are probably not going to like my response, but your chances of keeping that gorgonian alive for very long are slim to none. They have an extremely poor track record with even experienced aquarists. Like many other non-photosynthetic organisms, we hobbyists tend to underestimate their intake needs, as they filter feed 24/7, so once a day is not going to cut it.

Take a look at some of the few successful non-photosynthetic reefs out there and what their owners did to ensure the organisms within obtained sufficient nutrients long-term...

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Old 01/04/2018, 02:35 PM   #3
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Ok so I Basicly have to broadcast feed throughout the day from what Iv read....I'm running the triton system and I might have to buy a stronger fuge light so phos and nitrate don't go crazy with that amount of feeding but for now I upped the amount I feed to 4x a day target feeding

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Old 01/05/2018, 09:48 PM   #4
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Feeding often enough isn't the issue with blue berry gorgs, its more so that we don't really know what they eat despite it often looking like they are feeding. I have not heard of any successes with this species and they always slowly wither and starve to death. These gorgonians are truly best left in the ocean.

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