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Old 02-09-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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Banggai Cardinal Fish Will Not Eat !!!

I have had the fish in the tank for a couple of days. He seems healthy and happy - no signs of aggression. His tank mates are one Clownfish and one Damsel. I have been feeding flake food to both the Clownfish and the Damsel, but have had little success with the Cardinal Fish. I have started using Bloodworms to see if that helps.

I have read that the male houses eggs in his mouth, and during this time will not eat. I just have a hard time believing that this fish purchased from my LFS would be carrying babies.

Any advice you can provided will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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Old 02-09-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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it is not uncommon for new fish to not eat. You may try mysis shrimp or enriched brine shrimp. I would not worry just yet.

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try some live black worms. Not a good long term food but enough to entice them to eat. Very small feeder guppies are good for the same thing.
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Old 02-11-2004, 09:58 AM   #4
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My cardinal didn't eat for about 10 days after I brought him home. Now, he'll come up and take food from my fingers...total shameless pig...eats anything.
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banggai cardinal, cardinal, eat

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