Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-21-2015, 12:36 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Los Angeles California
Posts: 15
HELP!!!! WITH bicolor angelfish

I purchased a bicolor angelfish 9 days ago from my lfs and he won't eat a dam thing, I tried everything any thoughts or experiences? It's a fairly new tank as well, parameters are at point it's Ben running for about 2 months,
90 pds live sand 150 pds live rock, and the angel did eat when I purchased him
__________________

__________________
memoal23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 12:41 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SpaceFish42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,168
It sounds like he's stressed by the newness. Especially since it isn't a very old tank. If he doesn't want to eat, you can't really make him eat. Did you try live food?
__________________

__________________
SpaceFish42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 12:55 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Los Angeles California
Posts: 15
He is very shy, but swimming around very normal when lights are on, and hides behind the rocks when someone gets near the tank

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
memoal23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 12:56 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Los Angeles California
Posts: 15
Live only blood worms, Wich he was use to al lfs

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
memoal23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 05:35 PM   #5
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Stay by the tank for awhile and see if he comes out. I would do this prior to feeding. If a fish hides when you come near the tank, you can't even be sure if the opportunity to eat even comes around for it. I have a marine betta that I didn't see for months. Thought it was dead. Then one day, comes out when I fed the tank. Obviously it was eating while not in plain sight and while hiding in the rocks. So there is a chance this is occurring as well.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 05:45 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Los Angeles California
Posts: 15
I doo sit away from the tank and fish comes out and acts normally like a fish would do, swimming around and so on,
__________________
memoal23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 05:46 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Los Angeles California
Posts: 15
I see that he trys and nips the rocks, but there is no alge on rocks yet,
__________________
memoal23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 05:52 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Quote:
Originally Posted by memoal23 View Post
Live only blood worms, Wich he was use to al lfs

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
If I'm reading you correctly, you are saying all you saw him eat was live blood worms, and that's all he'll eat now? If so, you may never get him to eat anything but this. The reality may be that it will never eat prepared foods and you will only be able to keep him if he's fed live foods.
He may eat prepared eventually though. There's really nothing you can do except hope that he follows the other fish and eats what they are eating.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 06:02 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Los Angeles California
Posts: 15
Yes that's correct, I have live blood worms in my fridge I Ben feeding that but doesn't seem interest him or her
__________________
memoal23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 06:03 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Los Angeles California
Posts: 15
I've also tried pellets, veggies with garlic, flakes and wot not
__________________

__________________
memoal23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
angel, angelfish, color, fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bicolor angelfish not eating HELP!! NicoleIsStoked Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 12-01-2012 08:48 PM
would a bicolor angelfish be ok in my tank? Jarrett Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 03-09-2011 03:01 PM
Bicolor Angelfish duncantse Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 6 01-13-2011 02:07 PM
sick bicolor angelfish donna1b Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 11-15-2009 05:52 PM
Bicolor Angelfish/Maroon Clownfish compatibility kay-bee19 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 04-07-2007 09:23 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.