Reef tank with fish, what fish foods ???

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    crazy cajun

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    since i am new to Saltwater when i get my tank set up i will have a reef and a few fish, what is the best thing to feed saltwater fish ?? brands?? flakes , pellets?? ect anything to stay away from?foods better for keeping reef healthy and clean? any insite will help , thanks
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    PE mysis is great

    marine cuisine, cyclops, krill

    stick with frozen foods flakes and pellets can lead to poor water quality
     
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    Yep, skip flakes and pellets altogether. Feed only frozen. Flakes and pellets contain preservatives which fuel algae growth.

    Your best bet is to feed a variety of frozen foods. I rotate about 6 different types of frozen cubes in my tank. Mysis, Emereld Entree, Marine Cuisine, krill, daphnia, fortified brine, etc. A good all-in-one frozen food that everyone can eat is Rod's Food. Remember, if you have herbivorous fish like tangs or rabbitfish, you will also need to feed seaweed sheets.
     
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    Some of your choices will depend of what fish you go with.

    I feed a variety of foods-Rod's Food(the best,IMO),mysis,cyclopeeze freeze dried and frozen,Emerald Entree and a vitamin additive Selcon.
     
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