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Old 12-31-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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New clownfish not eating

Hello guys, I need some help. I got a couple of clownfish in my first ever saltwater tank few days ago. I bought Omega 1 with garlic but my fish don't seem to et it. They come close and sometimes nip at it and then go away. Did I buy the right stuff or should I get something else?

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What are the parameters? Fish not eating is a sign of stress.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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This is solely based on my experience. I have a 54 gallon bowfront. The first 2 fish I put where two oscelaris clowns. They mostly hid in the liverock and didn't eat. For the first 3 days they would come out of hiding when the food was there but wouldn't actually eat it. I put in 4 blue green chromis that just zipped around the tank and ate everything, within 30 minutes of adding them, my clowns ate.


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Old 12-31-2014, 09:48 PM   #4
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Well my water parameters are all within limits. Just checked them today. Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate around 10 ppm. My oscilaris clowns run around the tank no problem. Very active even try to nibble at the flakes but then go away. I think I may have to add chromis to shame them ... hehehehe..

The tank is new and is cycled. These two are the first ones in the tank and been there for the past 4 days.

Should I wait for a few more days? Should I don't feed them for a couple of days and then try again? Add more fish as suggested?

What do you guys think?
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I tried frozen, flakes and pellets and eventually they ate. Just about finding the right meal sometimes


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Like the following post says, sometimes it's just finding the right meal. Hold off feeding the fish for a few days and try again.


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Old 01-01-2015, 12:28 AM   #7
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Got it. I'll wait two three days, let the fish go on without food. Then they will realize the importance of it. [Moderator Edit] fishes, they think like they are dogs. No more pampering. Eat whatever I am giving or remain hungry. mohahahahaha

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A lot of fish enjoy frozen mysis shrimp. Did you try that?


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I had the same with my very first 2 fish in my tank which were clowns. Tried pellets flakes frozen brine and frozen mysis. After about 5days they finally got an appetite And now take food out of my fingers in the tank


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What size tank is this and what are the other tank inhabitants? If there isn't an issue with parameters it has to be something else. Any recent additions?
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