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Old 11-28-2006, 02:09 AM   #1
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I have a question about my new raccoon butterfly. I have had him about a week and notice he doesn't sleep at night. All my other fish go down when the lights go off. He just swims around just like he would during the day. Is this normal?
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I don't have one, but he might still be trying to find his spot.
Is he eating?
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I`ve seen mine still swim around while I `m still awake but I`m sure he is sleeping while you are sleeping. When I wake up they are awake already so I never see them sleep but I know they are.
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He doesn't eat when I feed. All the other fish eat. He just kind of picks at the rocks. I see him finding food in the rocks.
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Do you soak their food in garlic? This helps, both their immune systems and to entice them into eating.
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No, i don't soak the food. What do you guys use?
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I soak my frozen in garlic extreme/Selcon/Zoe. The last two are just extra nutrience. I would try the garlic, to try to get him to eat. I soak mine for about 15-30 minutes.
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I soak my frozen in garlic extreme/Selcon/Zoe. The last two are just extra nutrience. I would try the garlic, to try to get him to eat. I soak mine for about 15-30 minutes.
DOn't mean to hijack the thread here , but what kind of garlic do you use?? just regular super market chopped garlic ?? or special "fish" garlic??
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If you go to a health food store, you'll find oderless garlic liquid.

Generally it is used to make your own gelcaps for human supp. Don't be fooled, it still reeks very strongly of garlic despite the "oderless" moniker. LOL

You can also buy it from an OFS or LFS. But I feel you get more for your money going the health food store route.
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Some people sqweeze their own fresh garlic. I just bought mine online, with the other supplies I needed. THe health store route might work. Just be careful, I add only 2 drops for my 55G.
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