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Old 04-12-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Finicky Raccoon Butterfly

Added this fish to QT last thursday. Doesn't appear to be real intersted in eating. All I can get him to do is nip at some green algea on a clip.
I marinate it in vita-chem and garlic to get what nutrients I can into him.
Any suggestions for real food.
I've tried flake, pellets, mysis, and sprulina.
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Those kind of fish are just really finicky eaters. Did you see it eat at the LFS?
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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I didn't see him eat at the store, was advised that he was a slightly better eater then most. I'll contact the store and see what they were giving him.
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That's a really good point. Always ask the store what they were feeding the fish so you can feed it the same. After the fish is acclimated and out of QT you can always get it to switch to whatever you are feeding your other fish.
Garlic and selcon are good additives for a new fish but it's more important to just get it comfortable and eating.
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