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Silverside and my RBTA

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mattseattle

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I would like to buy a few Silversides to feed to my RBTA. you know anywhere in the Seattle area where you can buy them?

thanks!
 

Elmo18

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Below Sea Level in the U-District Sells them.

I know because i saw them when i bought some frozen cubes there.

- Elmo
 

Desolas

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Are they the "full size" ones that are up to 5" long, or are they the babies that are thin, white, and less than 1"?
 

tomz

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So what does everyone feed their RBTA? A quote from Anthony

“the silversides are arguably of little value. The sightless stinging animal will of course sting it and draw it in. But most certainly regurgitate this unnaturally large portion at night with respiration. The "rule" for anemones is nothing lager than 1/4 inch. Chunks of flesh would never sink through a reef to a sessile anemone without any number of other larger sighted animals tracking it first. Its unnatural and anemones are ill adapted to feed upon it. They feed on very fine zooplankton naturally”

I have fed mine silversides (larger than ¼ inch in the past but have not noticed any regurgitation (haven’t specifically looked for it either though).

Matt, sorry to hear a bout your anemone are you going to get another?


Tom
 

mattseattle

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not for a while......not till i either get a new tank and put in a closed loop or some other circulation. i don't want to chance it being sucked in again.

i still have my green LTA that my clowns have been hosting it and it doesn't move around the tank like the RBTA did.

i just bought some silversides yesterday and fed both of my anemones a few small pieces. I didn't notice any regurgitation.
 
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