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Old 08-18-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Butterfly not eating

On Sunday I put a long-nosed butterfly in QT, but as yet he's not eaten.

I've put some seaweed in (just a little bit) and some brine shrimp, and I've tried a little bit each day, but he just ignores it even if it drifts right by him.

I'm going to get some garlic extreme tomorrow to see if that works.

Other than that, he looks fine.

Anyone any suggestions?
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if you have acess to live brine shrimp I would try that
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brine shrimp? ACK!! try some mysis, or some crustacean meat.
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I would try the garlic and froozen mysis to see if that works. Keep us posted.
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I agree.. brine shrimp is useless, try the mysis soaked in garlic.

This is a little off topic but don't you have a 35 gal tank? Those butterflies get kinda big.
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I'm upgrading my tank later this year, all being well!
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Old 08-19-2004, 08:21 AM   #8
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I've just got some Kent Garlic Extreme (it stinks!).

It says I can either add 2 drops of it to each teaspoon of food (which will be a maximum of 1 drop because I don't feed a teaspoon!), or I can add it directly to the water at a rate of 1 drop per 10 gallons, if the fish isn't eating.

Which would be better - directly in the food or in the tank itself?
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Add a drop to the food when you're thawing it out. That stuff is pretty potent so be careful not to use too often or you'll get a nice oil slick at the water surface.

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I thawed my food last night - shall I just add one drop now to the thawed food that's left?

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