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Old 03-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Dwarf gourami not eating?

My dwarf gourami that I have had for like three weeks has been spitting out food over and over and over. Once he spits it out and tries to eat it after five times he will give up or a tetra will get it. I dont really know what to do about it. I feed NLS 1mm community pellets.

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: about 10
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Try soaking it in tank water before feeding to soften it it up a bit or try a smaller pellet
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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Yeah, you could soften it up for him first. Or you can soak it in a product called garlic guard (I think it's called?) made by seachem and he'll definitely eat it then.

The only downside is his breath will stink lol
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I have already tried soaking it to he still cant eat it. So will he eat .5 mm pellets
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They might be a better size for him, although he should be able to eat the 1 mm, because I had one that did.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:15 AM   #6
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Although he has survived for 3 weeks so idk lol. maybe he has to get used to them more or something?
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If he's still not eating it after three weeks I would introduce something else as well. You could do something as simple as flake, or try Hikari Betta Bio Gold. Dwarf gouramis love it. Not sure exactly what size they are, but they are very small. Or another smaller pellet. Or frozen foods. They are carnivores so bloodworms and/or brine shrimp would be a good addition to their diet.
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Ive done bloodworms, just not lately, I will start doing them more often again. Maybe he will start getting used to them. Otherwise I guess I will downsize the food.
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