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Old 03-23-2007, 09:51 PM   #1
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New fish wont eat

I have a friend who recently boought some clowns and they wont eat. Is this beacause they are now getting accustomed to their environment?
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How long have they been in and how did you acclimate? Stress from being moved can cause fish not to eat. They will come around.
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Good questions above. I soak my frozen in garlic extreme. It seems to stir up a feeding frenzy and is also said to help boost their immune systems.
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Could she boil garlic and use the juice to soak the flakes????
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No need to boil. Many LFS out there sell garlic products. Any garlic oil or even garlic juice from crushed garlic will work. I dont use garlic but I know many that do.
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Well one of the clowns are gone. Before they went they were at the bottom of the tank breathing heavily what could be the problem. I told her a water change maybe necessary.
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I told her a water change maybe necessary.
A PWC IS necessary.
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Yup I told her do a 10% today and another 10% tommorow.
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How did she acclimate the fish? That was asked and is probably the biggest part of the equation. I am not sure why a water change is needed at this time unless you know there are water quality issues. And just to clarify..if there is water quality issues, 10% wont do squat as for making a difference.
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She told me she floated the bag for about an hour then released them. She tried feeding them then to realize they won't eat.
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