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Old 02-21-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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Getting Butterfly To Eat?

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I just got a new Pakistani Butterfly and havn't been able to get it to eat anything. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-21-2005, 08:44 PM   #2
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Good luck!! I have a pearlscale butterfly and I still cant get him to eat. I have had him for just over 2 weeks now. The only thing he will touch is the stuff on the LR. But you could try soaking your food in some garlic. Try some live brine shrimp or maybe even frozen krill.. HTH

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Try angel and butterfly foods. They come in frozen cubes. They have sponge in them. The sponge provides somekind of coral protein. It may help, but unfortunately with most butterfly fish, will be short lived unless you feed it the live coral they require for long term health in captivity. Pakistanies eat small polyp stony coral such as acropora and are very expensive coral. Mix the angel and butterfly food with a bit of garlic (Kent Marine and Seachem have garlic additives). Garlic is an appetite stimilant and at the same time will ward off any potential external parasites. Try also offering live brine and ghost shrimp.

At work, we once had a red sea raccoon butterfly that only ate live bloodworms for awhile, then finally started eating other foods.
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