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Old 11-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Severum not eating

I have a 125 gal tank with SA fish, tank has been going for 3 months or so.
Most of the fish are small but I bought 2 large (6") orange severums from a local guy 3-4 weeks ago, they look great. I never see one of them eat, it will go up to food as its floating by but not take it in. The other one is eating fine. This pair is a little shy but not overly so, they are the largest fish in the tank. I don't see anything harassing them at all.

I have tried various types of food, NLS flakes, different size pellets to no avail. I put some blood worms in once and the one went crazy eating them but the other ignored them. I am getting worried!
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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Thats a really nice setup you have there. Do you know what the previous owner was feeding them?
My red spots eat like pigs They even eat from my hand. May be try not feeding for a day or 2 and see if he will eat then. He may just be finding scraps when you arent looking. Does he look like hes not eating or does he look the same as the other 1?
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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If he looks the same weight and stuff as the other he is eating and somehow your just missing it. He has to have eaten in 2-3 weeks or I'm pretty sure the Sev would be dead...
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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Thanks - I feel better. They are the stars of the tank so far. They do look very similar, I am hoping they are a pair - they stick together most of the time.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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That would be awesome! They do look amazing to good pick up!
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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Here's another picture, and my earthmover (?)
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Is that a Jurupari? Your Red spot gold severums look great!
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Here's another picture, and my earthmover (?)
Beautiful fish!
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #9
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Is that a Jurupari? Your Red spot gold severums look great!
Yeah that's a jurupari, nice fish btw
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #10
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If your worried you could buy a plant that is cheep. Maybe anacharis. But sev's love to eat plants. I'd always but some about once a month for my Raspberry head Sev's. Just a thought
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