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Old 09-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Getting pissed off- angelfish on hunger strike

Hey guys

My flame angel hasn't eaten since Thursday and I'm super worried about her! Usually she's the first to pick at the seaweed, but she hasn't touched it. She's also hiding a lot more.

My butterflyfish has never had a better appetite than now, and they're pretty sensitive so if it was something wrong with the water, he'd show symptoms too I'm guessing.

Params are 0, 0, 10.

I'm not sure what to do. This hunger strike was random, she looks at the food like she wants to eat it, but never makes the move. she has mild HLLE too so if I can't get some healthy foods in her, then she's doomed.

Anyone have a similar experience?
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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My flame angel always liked mysis shrimp. Maybe try that
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My flame angel always liked mysis shrimp. Maybe try that
That's what I always feed! But she just stares at it. Stupid fish.
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Try Brine shrimp, all my fish love it but I don't feed it all time just as treat. Adding some kind of garlic help fuzzy eaters
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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move it to a QT tank and start observing its behavior.
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Still nothing today I tried nori and brine. She's more active today though, maybe it's a good sign. Hopefully tomorrow. It's been about 5-6 days
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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It's probably a parasite of some sort. Not sure but that odd behavior can be cause u introduced a new more aggressive fish to the tank. Did u add a new member to your aquarium?
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It's probably a parasite of some sort. Not sure but that odd behavior can be cause u introduced a new more aggressive fish to the tank. Did u add a new member to your aquarium?
I haven't added any new additions recently at all.

I just added a fresh bag of carbon, chemi pure elite, and some gfo to remove anything in the water that might be causing her not to eat. Hopefully it will get her eating again
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:40 AM   #9
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I was looking through some of your old posts...Ich, Black Ich, constipation, Worms, flukes...I did not read through all of them, but if any of these were what a fish had and it was not treated properly, you may still have something in there. My bet is that you do if you are buying fish and they are not making it for long.

My knee-jerk reaction would be pull everything into QT, treat for internal parasites, leave the DT fallow and let everything die off in there. Watch your QT fish, when they appear healthy, get them back into the DT. If something else appears treat it. You are looking at months, not days. QT everything moving forward and your DT should stay healthy. Anything less and this vicious cycle could continue.
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I was looking through some of your old posts...Ich, Black Ich, constipation, Worms, flukes...I did not read through all of them, but if any of these were what a fish had and it was not treated properly, you may still have something in there. My bet is that you do if you are buying fish and they are not making it for long.

My knee-jerk reaction would be pull everything into QT, treat for internal parasites, leave the DT fallow and let everything die off in there. Watch your QT fish, when they appear healthy, get them back into the DT. If something else appears treat it. You are looking at months, not days. QT everything moving forward and your DT should stay healthy. Anything less and this vicious cycle could continue.
+1. unfortunately this could be a result of a parasite or disease making its way into your DT. try to isolate the problem and solve it before it affects the entire tank
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