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Old 07-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Auriga butterfly not eating???

I have recently purchased an Auriga Butterfly fish and it doesn't seem to accept any food. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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Have you tried any liquid supplements to the food such as a garlic additive soak a drop or two on it overnight on some frozen mysis shrimp while it's defrosting in the fridge? Some fish go crazy over the garlic some don't worth a shot and it's got a ton of nutrients in it so if it only eats a little it's better than just plain frozen, a lot of times many fish won't eat in a new setting for a few days. How long have you had it?
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It's been in about a week now. It just picks at the live rock.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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It's been in about a week now. It just picks at the live rock.
Hello, just thought I would chime in since I recently purchased a raccoon butterfly. Same issue, he took 1 week and 2 days to eat. I thought he was a goner. Brine shrimp is ALL he will eat, no mysis, no flakes, or pellets (atleast yet). I've had him about a month now. He's doing well.

Good luck, hopefully he will start eating. Have you tried a variety of meaty/veggie foods? Just keep trying till he takes something. Let us know how it goesaf
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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Just tried brine shrimp....still not eating. Will keep trying.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #7
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It took mine a few days to take the brine, wasn't immediate but now he loves it. He also takes to the nori strips now and didn't at first. I soak that in selcon to boost immune system Still think your ok, just keep trying and good luck!

Do you have a pic of him? That's a nice looking fish, wanted one but went with raccoon. Again, good luck getting him to eat
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
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Tried nori but no luck. Here's a pic...
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Nice looking fish, hope he eats for you soon!
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #10
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Thing is I added a Picasso triggerfish at the same time and it's eating everything i put into my tank including my liverock. Lol. Can't figure out why my butterfly is not eating.
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