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Old 01-14-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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need help, how to make butterfly to eat??

Hello there,
I got 3 spotted garupa and 2 butterfly from abroad. I put them in the quartiene tank 30 gallons. They r 2 weeks now in the QT tank. 2 butterflys r refuce to eat totally. I tried with mix fresh food,live artimia,prawn meat. Nothing works. Try to lower the salinity to 1.018 to get good appitite. Other 3 fishes eat like pigs.
can somebody advice me how to make them eat??
thx in advance!!!!!
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Try garlic guard....if you can get the product, or use garlic (not a lot) and soak their food 20-30 mins in it.
They are very finicky waters.
Try mysis or brine when you soak.
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try to add garlic prior to feeding...this may work
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply,
My home made mix food include fresh garlic. They look very thin now. I always keep new fish in the QT tank for 5 weeks. Will they survive??? i don't think so.
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Put a Gun to there Fins and tell them to eat now or forever whole there peace.... If that does not work then tell them your going to get your samurai Sword and fry them. that should work.... LOL

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Put a Gun to there Fins and tell them to eat now or forever whole there peace.... If that does not work then tell them your going to get your samurai Sword and fry them. that should work.... LOL

Thanks , very good idea, i should ask very often
Anyway picture is that fish which is refuse to eat.
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That is not a butterfly, it is an angelfish: Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus. Try adding a sheet of nori or similar algae if brine shrimp isn't working.
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I agree with James that dried seaweed might work. It is an angel as James said also.
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Agree with the rest this what he is called

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can I please ask, what kind of camera do u have? Those are great shots of your tank.
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