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Old 07-10-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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A week ago i put flame angel into my 90.gal tank<lfs did the quarantine for me.> she looks happy.My only concern is that she does not show any intrest in food.She all the time swimms betwen rocks constantly nipping all spots<i guess thats in her nature>.My other tankmates<naso tank,yellow tank,tomato clown,diamond goby> are crazy when i toss some food.I should ask lfs what she eats.Is there enough food growing on rocks for her?She looks really good.

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Many fish prefer to explore their new surroundings, nibbling here and there as they would in the wild before taking part in a group feeding. It will eventually succumb to your feeding schedules and if anything the other fish feeding acts as an enticement/excitement. I take it the fish still looks robust and not thinning out? They will normally feed upon marine algaes, sponges, and sometimes coral polyps so as long as you have a varied mix of meaty items such as krill, mysis, cyclop-eeze, clam, fish, etc. and algae such as Nori, spirulina, etc. then you should be good to go. Variety is the spice of life

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I agree with James that variety is a good key. I would put some seaweed selects out there on a clip. He might go after that.


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GarlicXtreme or GarlicGuard (garlic extract) are know to entice to eat. You might want to try addin a couple of drops on the food before feeding the tank.
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Is the garlic used specifically for picky eaters, or does it have some benefit to the fish otherwise?
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the garlic is mainly used to get fussy fish to eat but also helps with the immune system of the fish.
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I agree, I have read that garlic can help to boost the fish's immune systems. From my experience it also seems to send the fish into a feeding frenzy.

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