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Old 05-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Chevron tang not eating

I just bought a 2in chevron and 2in powder blue tang. Both from liveaquaria (not DD). The pbt is swimming and eating some food.

The chevron was eating algae on the rocks and nothing else, now he isn't even doing that. He still tries to rule the tank by showing aggression to the pbt, lawnmower blenny and red velvet wrasse.

I have tried formula II, cyclopeeze, pellets, mysis and home made food (like rods) with garlic in it. He hasn't touched it. The other fish are having a buffet. There is nori on a clip 24/7, he doesn't acknowledge it.

I just got both today. Only time I have had a fish that did not touch food the first day was a chevron-and he didn't make it. Any suggestions on how to get him eating?

My tank is 6ft 150g tank, been running since Nov 2011. Other fish are a flame wrasse female and a banggai cardinal pair.

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about him not eating yet, he may just be settling in.

I was thinking that your old Chevron probably died from something else, since a day without eating should not have killed him (unless he hadn't been eating previously).

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Old 05-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks Redsea. I bought some garlic extreme to see if that works.

He did eat some frozen cyclopeeze last night.

The old chevron may have died from something else. He died after 9 days.
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