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Old 12-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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pyjama fish help!

Hi, I just bought a pyjama cardinal fish today and I left it a few hours before I fed it which I just did but as recommended by the LFS I bought pellets... Which sink to the bottom which is where the fish is not even attempting to go, will they go down and eat them or is this food not suitable for this type of fish

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Old 12-05-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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First fish? Each fish is different as to what sort they accept, I always go go for frozen foods and seems to do ok for most. The fish may take a couple of days though to start eating and personally I never feed the day I get a fish
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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Yes first fish! OK I won't worry so much then for now and I will look into getting frozen too just to give a bit of variation, thanks very much for the advice
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No worries and yeah variation is the key try and mix the food up as much as possible
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #5
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Will do, as you also might be able to see I have a bit of a green algae problem on my live rock and glass, I'm assuming this is normal considering my system has only been up and running for 6 weeks.. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it or will it go on its own
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Usually means nitrates in a system. Are you doing water changes and using ro water?
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #7
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Yes water change once a week and I use to, I tested my nitrates yesterday and they were at 2 but ammonia and nitrite were at 0
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What do you mean used to? That's not a nitrate level to worry about at moment. What filtration do you have as well out of interest?
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Its supposed to say I use ro but spell checker must have changed it
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #10
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My cardinals are top feeders
What size tank is that ?
you have only 1 power head ? what size ?
try aiming it more towards the trouble spot with the hair growing
Do you have a skimmer ?
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