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Old 04-12-2004, 12:22 AM   #11
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Thanks. Yeah, I have a QT, but it's empty and hasn't been used yet. I really haven't neede to use it yet, do you think I should. Their fins aren't clamped or anything, so I guess that's a good sign. When you say young, how young do you mean?

Even if I did use the QT for them, I wouldn't know what to treat or even if they're sick. I guess I will try the garlic, but do you think I should try live brine too What else could be associated with them not eating as apposed to them being sick
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Mine were about 1 1/2" long when I got them.
Live brine might get you started, but I would keep up with other, better foods. Brine has no nutritional value.
Maybe qt ( isolation) might be a good I Idea, until you get them squared away. Don't want to sacrafice your other stable fish.
Maybe its just stess. Do they have any physical marks, spots etc?
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:18 AM   #13
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No, they really don't have any physical markings or hints of stress. Their fins aren't even clamped and they're swimming pretty good, not as active as they once were, but not as unactive as my others became.

The only reason the guy said to use brine is to stimulate eating, and at least they would have something in their stomachs...
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:45 AM   #14
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Well, I just tried mixing in garlic juice with their food, and they did seem a litlle more interested in it, but no luck with them eating it...
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How long have they been not eating? I have had a few new fish that didn't eat for several days after bringing them home.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:55 AM   #16
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Well, they ate the second I put them in the tank..which was a great sign for me, because usualy they don't eat for a couple of days like you said. They haven't eaten for about 4 or 5 days...
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From what I understand, they can go a week or more without eating.
Would your lfs take them back?
Seriously I would try the tank raised, they really do much better and are hardier. All 4 of mine have eaten like pigs from day one. Tough little sucker too. They are the first to greet me at feeding time.
Just my opinion based on my experience with these guys.
Anyone else want to chime in??
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They are the first to greet me at feeding time.

Yea, I have 1 that almost jump out of the tank when he see's me heading for the tank with the food. It's funny to watch.
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:36 PM   #19
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Thanks to all of you for your input and great advice...I just put them in the QT...I did see the other fish start to pick on them...I'll see what happens from there, hopefully they will be okay.
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Ok, keeping fingers crossed.
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