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Old 02-12-2016, 02:09 AM   #1
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Shark help!

Ok so I have this little guy in a 220g tank but currently isolated because I cannot get him to eat! He was born on 2/10/2016. What can I do to make this happen id hate to see him die. He is by far the best thing I've ever owned and was super stoked to purchase him. Please help I've tried feeding Shrimp/Squid/Frozen Mysis and still achieved nothing!Click image for larger version

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Was he born in your tank? Or at the store? What are you trying to feed it? It's probably still adjusting but definitely try and feed any chance you get until it starts eating regularly.


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He was born at the store. I've tried cutting up store bought shrimp. I've tried frozen squid and frozen Mysis as well.


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Did you try any straight up Raw food? I know you can get frozen raw food but I'm wondering if his response will be different. Maybe try garlic guard? If he hasn't been in the tank long give him time to acclimate to his surroundings and watch for stress.


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No signs of stress since I've contained him. He kept burrowing underneath my LR and it was hard for me to gain access to him.


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I would try live feeder shrimp or feeder fish the movement should entice him to eat
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UPDATE: Still has not eaten anything just yet.


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Not sure of issues with hitch hikers or parasites but large Asian food markets will often have fresh/live shell mussels and clams and live foods like that which are consumed by humans. I do think the feeder shrimp and the garlic are hopeful ideas. What about using a wire or tongs with a fresh food chunk and jiggling it around (may have already tried that).
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It sounds like a mixture of hard to get these sharks to eat in captivity and it being newly born along with the stress of a move all tied into one. Good luck.
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