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Old 11-06-2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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Clowns not eating..what should i do?

I have a pair of ocelleris clowns that i recieved about 5 days ago i havent noticed any of the 2 eat since i recieved them. I have tried brine shrimp, flake food, and some flake food with garlic extreme on it. Nothing has worked so far and it seems that they have a case of ich now. Whats up with these little buggers? They are the only fish in the tank and they dont fight they are very VERY friendly towards each other. So im thinking its not really stress any advice?
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Old 11-06-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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if it looks like they have ich i would put them in a QT tank until they are beter. As goes for them not eating it could just be b/c you have only had them 5 days and they are stressed out. Just keep an eye on them
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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How long has the tank been running?
What else is in the tank? (corals, inverts, etc)
What do you plan on having in the tank in the future?
Have you tried feeding live food?
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Old 11-07-2003, 01:48 PM   #4
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Here are a couple of our articles for reference. I would highly suggest quarentining your clowns now. If it ends up being ich you want to keep it out of your main tank for as long as possible. And if you need to treat the fish, it is MUCH easier and cheaper to treat a small QT tank rather than your entire display tank (especialy if you ever plan on keeping inverts)

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Old 11-08-2003, 02:03 AM   #5
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When I brought my tank raised perculas home it took them at least a week if not two until they started eating. Now, they are pigs!!!
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UPDATE!!

Thanks for the advice guys i actually dont think they had ich at all just being perinoid. The clowns are now doing AWESOME! Ill get some pics in here as soon as possible. Thanks!
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