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Old 06-27-2004, 03:25 PM   #1
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My very first fish won't eat

I finally added my first fish to my first saltwater tank, a newly cycled 55 gallon (72 pounds live rock and remora pro skimmer). The gold banded clownfish has been in there for a week and doesn't eat, so far as I can tell. I've tried Formula 2 flake food, the wet food that is mostly daphnia, frozen blood worms and frozen reef food. He aggressivley pursues the food, but spits it all out. One thing I noticed is a lack of pods since I put him in (they seemed abundant before). Could it be that's what he's eaten? All water parameters are good, and the fish looks healthy. Any advice?
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Could it be that's what he's eaten?
Sure, its a natural food source. They may also be more hidden now that there is a preditor in the tank. Dont be alarmed as sometimes clowns dont eat right away after a change in surroundings. Continue to offer food in small amounts daily. Be careful that the uneaten food does not become a source of ammonia aswell.
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Try smaller particle sizes too if he's a juvenile.
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Same problem with my clowns. Maybe soak some food in garlic.
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