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Old 07-27-2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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New clowns

I just added 2 clowns to my 40 breeder and they are acting very normal and enjoying the area to roam. The PVC playground is keeping them and us very entertained. I have tried to get them eating formula 1 both frozen and flake and they just spit it out. I know it takes a little time to get comfortable in the new tank but how long is too long and at what point do
I push the panick button. I have had clowns before and never had a problem getting them to eat. Usually they are chowhounds. I was going to get some shrimp brine tomorrow after work to try. Then I may start to worry if that fails. Thanks again for your time and help.

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Depending on how big they are, the food might be too big, fish spit out pieces of food that they cant swallow whole, while tearing off some. You can also try soaking some food in selcon or other garlic incentive to make sure they are eating.
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