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Old 11-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #1
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Bi-Colour Angelfish not eating?!

I purchased a Bi-Colour Angelfish a little less then a week ago but he hasn't been accepting food yet. At first I thought he would in a couple day's be he hasn't been eating. He (Or she) has been sticking to the back of the tank. He will come out every so often but he stays to the back. He has been pecking algae off my rocks though. How can I get him to feed?
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What have you been trying to feed it?


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Old 11-16-2014, 11:36 PM   #3
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Pellets and flake food


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He won't pay attention to any of them. When I come over to the tank to feed him he sticks to the back of the tank.


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Try frozen mysis shrimp. Or other frozen foods


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It may be a stress factor. 40g seems a bit small for that fish. It may be quite uneasy and feeling claustrophobic.


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Any way I can calm him and make him feel a little more comfortable? Or should I call it quits and bring him back to the store?


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I have frozen foods but I feel as though I'm not preparing them properly... Could you give me a step by step procedure on how too?(sorry this is stupid)


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I have frozen foods but I feel as though I'm not preparing them properly... Could you give me a step by step procedure on how too?(sorry this is stupid)


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I always use a small 2x2" Tupperware container. Scoop out a little water and drop the frozen food in it. After it melts, drop it in the tank.

On the other side of things, I would probably try to exchange it for a more suitable fish for that size tank. Hopefully the LFS will take it back and they didn't say it would do great in your 40g.


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