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Old 11-18-2011, 06:50 PM   #41
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I like it a lot! Looks like a beautiful fish!
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:19 PM   #42
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Looking good. Did you get anything to feed him yet? Live feeder shrimp usually work if he won't eat.
No. I got frozen food right now. Praying he'll eat it.
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I like it a lot! Looks like a beautiful fish!
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #44
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No. I got frozen food right now. Praying he'll eat it.
Well if not I know my LFS has feeder shrimp for like $.50 a piece. Just don't feed him goldfish, very bad for him and he could get lockjaw and starve.
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Well if not I know my LFS has feeder shrimp for like $.50 a piece. Just don't feed him goldfish, very bad for him and he could get lockjaw and starve.
Yeah, reading up on that now.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #46
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Tried mysis shrimp. He looked at it, but didn't eat. I'm going to try silverslides tomorrow if the food is still left.
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Yeah, reading up on that now.
Good. Too many people don't do enough research.


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Tried mysis shrimp. He looked at it, but didn't eat. I'm going to try silverslides tomorrow if the food is still left.
Yea, you'll probably have more luck with the silversides.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:35 AM   #48
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You may, and I stress may, have to start off with live food (either rosys or feeder shrimp) just to get him to eat, then it should be doing cake work to swap him to prepared food

**edit** and please don't ever feed him goldfish, that's about the equivalent of 3 day old mcdonalds..
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I would say another reason he didn't eat off the bat was being moved around. Poor little guy was probably scared senseless, I would try the mysis one or two more times then go for another food. Just give him alittle time to relax.

I have a red dwarf in my predator tank and he wouldn't eat for the first couple days, 3rd day I sprayed some garlic flavor on the mysis and he went to town and haven't had any trouble since.

BTW, very cool looking fish and I am jealous. After he gets used to you, he'll be like another family pet. Mine is very interactive with me.
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When I 1st put in the turkey baster he came right up to it. Gave me the idea he'd eat prepared food. He's very bold, not scared of me or the feeder. I'll try some krill or silverslides today. And no one has live food. The only type they do is goldfish...
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