Feeding yumas and rics

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by Dyngoe, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Dyngoe

    Dyngoe Guest

    Hey all,

    I know we "can" feed our nice shrooms. I have a couple I'd like to grow and multiply.
    1. Does anyone do this?
    2. If so, do you see improved growth and splitting?
    3. What do you feed it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Heck yeah I feed them. If they have a mouth in my tank they eat well :) I usually feed them brine shrimp. I attempt to spot feed them all twice a day when i feed my fish. I have the flow cut down enough around them so they have a chance for them to grab them. They don't always eat them but they do most of the time. My Yuma just plit off 1 tiny clone and appears to be doing it again. The magenta yuma from DBTC is growing fast (just posted an updated pic today) and when i got it the shrimp seemed almost as big as it was ;D My blue and purple ric has grown 3 mouths alread (I helped with the splitting :) ) .
     
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    1. Yes
    2. I don't have a large basis of comparison but my rick did put out a baby.
    3. Mysis
     
  4. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Here are some pics.

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/BAR%20pics/ricordeayumaeating1.jpg[/img]
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/BAR%20pics/ricordeayumaeating2.jpg[/img]
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/BAR%20pics/ricordeayumaeating3.jpg[/img]
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/BAR%20pics/ricordeayumaeating4.jpg[/img]
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/BAR%20pics/ricordeayumaeating5.jpg[/img]

    Here is one of my large yuma, it hadn't got it to it's mouth yet though.
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/BAR%20pics/ricordeayuma6.jpg[/img]

    Here is one of the baby clone from my other thread.
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/BAR%20pics/ricordeayumababyeating.jpg[/img]
     
  5. ReeferGirl

    ReeferGirl Guest

    that is SO cool. i love your yuma. i havent tried those yet! it has fantastic color. btw- how do you spot feed them? i understand you turn the flow low, but how do you get it in their mouth?
     
  6. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    [quote author=ReeferGirl link=topic=3382.msg49322#msg49322 date=1216263573]
    that is SO cool. i love your yuma. i havent tried those yet! it has fantastic color. btw- how do you spot feed them? i understand you turn the flow low, but how do you get it in their mouth?[/quote]
    I gently place them their surface with a suringe. Keep your eyes open, I'll have at least 1 baby from a similar yuma in the swap and I might have 1 in DBTC, I haven't decided yet.

    You can see it here. I'll try and get some more pics soon.
    http://www.bareefers.org/discussion/index.php?topic=2696.0
    http://www.bareefers.org/discussion/index.php?topic=3185.0
     
  7. ReeferGirl

    ReeferGirl Guest

    thats cool, thanks for the info!
     
  8. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Notice the cleaner shrimp waiting to steal food at a moments notice.
     
  9. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    [quote author=tuberider link=topic=3382.msg49343#msg49343 date=1216309030]
    Notice the cleaner shrimp waiting to steal food at a moments notice.[/quote]

    Yep, I used to have to shoo them (I had 2) away but they didn't make it through a 14 hour power outage we had a couple months back. I think I'll live without them for a while, as fun as they are to watch they can be a pain.
     
  10. ReeferGirl

    ReeferGirl Guest

    My shrimps are PIGS!!! they go straight to the top of the tank whenever im putting food in, they go upside down! pigs. haha
     
  11. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Pigs that relish taking food from coral, the little jerks :p. I just notice in almost every picture there he/she is waiting to strike, for some reason most of the time they seem more content to take food from corals than to grab food that's right next to them, or in the water column.
     
  12. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Yeah, I bet it's just less work to get the food from where it's kinda hanging out rather than chasing it down.
     
  13. reefdan

    reefdan Guest

    my rics and yumas love silversides. i often mix it w/ cyclops and mashed up spectrum pellets make sure the pieces are small enough or the shroom will spit it back out.

    one time i fed a ric w/ 3 mouths close together a larger piece and the two larger mouths fought each other for it. they didn't give up and the two mouths ended up tearing back into one huge one.
     
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    [quote author=tuberider link=topic=3382.msg49357#msg49357 date=1216316846]
    Pigs that relish taking food from coral, the little jerks :p. I just notice in almost every picture there he/she is waiting to strike, for some reason most of the time they seem more content to take food from corals than to grab food that's right next to them, or in the water column.
    [/quote] They also can rip the "stomach" out of corals in the process...very very hard on corals.
     
  15. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    [quote author=GreshamH link=topic=3382.msg49624#msg49624 date=1216709875]
    They also can rip the "stomach" out of corals in the process...very very hard on corals.[/quote]
    I'm telling you, when ever I get my stomach ripped out it takes me days to recover :D
     
  16. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    [quote author=LeviTillie link=topic=3382.msg49633#msg49633 date=1216735120]
    [quote author=GreshamH link=topic=3382.msg49624#msg49624 date=1216709875]
    They also can rip the "stomach" out of corals in the process...very very hard on corals.[/quote]
    I'm telling you, when ever I get my stomach ripped out it takes me days to recover :D
    [/quote]

    No joke, they do that.......
     

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