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Old 09-09-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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Sick or non EAting bi Color angel?

i bought a bicolor angel about a week ago and i didnt really realize but i havent seen him eat. I also noticed that his yellow on his cheeks have 2 orange spots that grew on his face and also aroun his gills? Whats going on anybody kno? what should i put in the tank to entice him to eat?
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:29 PM   #2
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If nothing has changed regarding the contents of your tank from the previous posts you have made here, the problem is an overcrowded tank with fish that are incompatable.
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agreed. the tank's bio load needs to be reduced greatly, and having compatible fish will only help things.

To entice him to eat, try soaking food in a garlic formula...or hold a sign in front of him that says "I promise to make this tank more inhabitable ASAP"
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:51 AM   #4
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try frozen Angel formula, he should be eating from the LR also, if your water quality was deterioated from ammonia the bi-color will not eat. they start off eating slow, small bites and generally follow the lead of other fish in the tank as far as eating flakes and pellets.
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I have a Majestic which I just stocked 2 days ago. Shy and eating minimally if at all. (I haven't seen her eat.) What is this garlic formula you are referring to? (I have a small percula clown, new Pacific Blue Tang stocked with the Majestic. I feed alternate flakes and frozen formula. Water parameters are normal.
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:33 PM   #6
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What is this garlic formula you are referring to?
I use Kent Garlix Extreme. My fish go nuts over it. Use it sparingly though..it is pretty strong.

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Old 09-28-2005, 01:07 AM   #7
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Garlic

Thanks so much, Mike. I'll try it,

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Old 10-03-2005, 09:17 PM   #8
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Bi-colors are difficult to keep. Sounds like you're not QTing your new arrivals either. They're grazers and should go for Nori (dried seaweed you can buy at any Asian market). Sera premium spirulina is also a good food. I'd ditch the flakes - full of phosphates that fuel hair algae. Just my O2. Good luck!

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just as a note. i think angel asctually need spirulina in their diet

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