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Old 02-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Fish won't eat!

I have a male red flank (lake Victorian) that will not eat anything....does anyone have any suggestions to get him to eat? All of my other fish eat just fine, it's just him that won't eat. My water parameters are fine so I really don't know what it could be.... Any suggestions?
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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does he show any signs of illness? if not i wouldn't worry about it too much, unless he gets a sunken belly.
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He is looking really skinny and his belly is sunk.....he doesn't eat anything....he will pick food up and spit it back out....I don't know!
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This could be malawi bloat...Have you changed food? What do you feed?
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He is looking really skinny and his belly is sunk.....he doesn't eat anything....he will pick food up and spit it back out....I don't know!
What exactly does a sunk belly look like
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This could be malawi bloat...Have you changed food? What do you feed?
I feed a spirulina based pellet and flake!
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It's not bloat; I know what that looks like, and he would have been died but I think when he's really hungry he has no choice but to eat what's left over on the bottom of the tank! It's kinda looks like the opposite of bloat. He has a sunken belly....it looks like is stomach has shrunk into his body almost!
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Try feeding something enticing such as blood worms. I don't know a fish that will spit those out readily.
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Oh just don't over do it cause you don't want more issues.
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I tried feeding him brine shrimp but he still ended up.......but I tried...I still don't know what was wrong with him. None of my other fish have it so I'm good.
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