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Old 01-01-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
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Angel fish not eating

Hi I'm new to aquariums and I just got a 20 gallon tall tank and i added all the chemicals and 2 baby Angel fish from the store 3 days ago along with 2 neon glo fish the neon fish died on the first night and when I brought them in the following day along with a water sample they said the water was fine (using the test with the test tubes) and the fish werent killed by the anglefish now my Angel fish are still alive but won't eat at all I changed the filter and ammonia cartridge along with 1/3 of the tanks water but the fish still won't eat and the water is still a little merky help
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:21 PM   #2
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It sounds like your tank is not cycled, causing stress and death to your fish. Be sure to research how to do a "fish in" cycle of an aquarium. Once you get past the cycling process things will level out.
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Hi the other day i got 2 black anglefish both baby's and today I realized the fish swim away when they see me putting food in and won't eat any of the food help
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Feed them, then immediately take lots of steps back and observe. Donít let them see you. Theyíll eat. Eventually they will equate you with food. If they sniff around the food or swallow and spit it back out, then try a different food. Theyíre new, they will come around. Try to mix up the different type of food they like. You wouldnít want to eat your momís tuna casserole Monday-Sunday would you?
Iím assuming you are well versed with water parameters and a cycled tank that is new.if not water change, treat the new water, and get that dangerous ammonia down.
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:53 PM   #5
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Angle fish don't recognize food

Hi I got some young anglefish in my 20 gallon tall tank and they have been there for 3 days and I have notice they are looking for bubbles as food but when I put in real flake food they won't eat it can someone tell me how to fix this without getting a different kind of food thanks
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:00 PM   #6
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Hi I got some young anglefish in my 20 gallon tall tank and they have been there for 3 days and I have notice they are looking for bubbles as food but when I put in real flake food they won't eat it can someone tell me how to fix this without getting a different kind of food thanks
Your fish are new, also you never stated your water parameters in this thread or your other thread.

Perhaps stick to a single thread for the same topic. Provide more info on a single thread rather than set up 2 threads and not provided enough information.

Edit: I just noticed you have 3 threads set up on the same topic. All three threads have asked for the same info/given the same advice. Time to move forward using what has been recommended, and provide some more info to help narrow down what your issue is.

Sounds like your tank is not cycled, stressing your fish thus they are not eating.
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Soak in juice of garlic. scoop the flakes out, well drained and feed
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Try feeding with lights out for a few days. They live blood worms. Then after a few days turn lights on and feed. Lights on little by little each day.
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do you feed anything other than flakes , you could try some brine shrimp or tubiflex worms pellets ect , but if all else fails soak food in garlic extract
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Angel's are pretty smart (for a fish) so what I started doing was feeding them as soon as the lights come on in no time at all they realized the pattern and as soon as the light would come on they were at the top. Once they got that down I actually got them to eat out of my hand (frozen brine shrimp). A little time and a little patience is all it takes
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