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Old 04-01-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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Evansi anthia not eating

Well I aquired this fish last week and it still hasnt eaten. I have tried Brine shrimp, Myisas, Pellets, and formula 2. Any ideas on how to get it to eat?
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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Have you tried the old garlic method? Some people say it works great.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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Liveaquaria says "

In a reef environment, plankton comprises the bulk of their diet. Supplementing with zooplankton or artemia can increase the probability of successful maintenance of this fish, since it may have difficulty digesting other commercial diets. The Evansi Anthias can be difficult to maintain and is not appropriate for the inexperienced aquarist. "
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Dont blame me. LFS sold me it as a purple queen. Where do i get plankton.
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You should be able to get this at the fish store. I have some from Kent Marine that I use for my filter feeders and corals.
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Whats phytofeast made of?
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Check this out.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #8
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Heh, well you're better off with evansi because Purple Queen's are notoriously difficult to care for. Either way, it's always the purchaser's fault. Try cyclop-eeze mashed with phytoplankton, mysis, and nauplii. Be careful in using phytoplankton since gross amounts can cause increased algae growth because of nutrient overload. Is this animal in a qt?
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No, Main tank. I'll pick up some today. Gonna buy a wet/dry and turn into a refuge/sump.
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