Playing with your (fish) food is now a viable option with the Seasquirt, an inventive feeding device that dispenses liquid diets, vitamins or supplements from one end, extending to thoroughly bathe your corals and other invertebrates with nutrients. The graduated chamber gives you precise control over servings.
On the other end of this versatile instrument is a feeder head with an extendable prong. Use it to impale shrimp and pieces of fish for serving directly to anemones, lionfish, eels, and other predators that can otherwise be tricky to feed. They will take the offered food right off the prongs.
Before using for the first time, rinse the Seasquirt in warm running water, then dry with a paper towel. Any liquid foods, vitamins or chemical supplements should be placed in a clean glass or plastic container and the head of the feeder dipped into the container to extract the products, rather than placing the head inside the actual product, this mimimizing the risk of contaminating your product.
After you have the desired amount of product in a container, draw it into the feeder by using one of two methods:
For deep aquariums in which the feeder must be extended to target feed specific inverts, extend the tubes to the proper length first, then gently squeeze the bulb at the end of the feeder, place the tip of the feeder's head into the liquid to be dosed and slowly let the bulb expand to draw the product up into the tube. Once you have the proper amount in the feeder, place the head of the feeder into the aquarium at the desired location and squeeze the bulb to release the product.
To have the greatest amount of control over the amount of product drawn into the feeder, you may choose to use the piston or plunger action of simply extending the tubes slowly while keeping the unit's head in the solution. Doing so will slowly draw liquid into the tubes. To dispense the fluid, slowly contract the tubes together or squeeze the bulb gently. You may use a combination of these methods.
When finished, carefully loosen the head from around the polycarbonate tubing; then, rinse all parts in warm running tapwater and allow to air-dry.