Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-15-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 428
Send a message via AIM to nodoubt471
fish food

i set up my aquarium about 2 months ago. currently i have a longnose hawkfish, who seems to be doing fine (i have had him for about 3 weeks) and recently i purchased a coral beauty angel.

my first issue is with the hawkfish. all i can convince him to eat is hikari pellets designed for small fish and mysid shrimp. i am afraid he is not getting enough variety in his diet to keep him healthy and maintain his coloration.

second is my coral beauty. she has not eaten at all. i was trying fortified flake food with algae in it, but she just looks at it, chases it, but does not eat it. i heard that coral beautys have very small mouths, as with pygmy angels in general, so is this the reason she wont eat? is there anything i can tempt her with? i am really starting to worry about her. is flake food the incorrect thing to be feeding her?

i would really appreciate any help you guys could give me!!!

nodoubt471 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2004, 03:15 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
cmor1701d's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,812
How long have you had the coral beauty?
It could just be the stress of acclimating to a new tank. It may take several days before she starts eating.
Did you see the fish eat at the store before buying it?
What was it eating at the store? Try some of that.
Do you have any garlic xtreme? If not, try squeezing the oil out of a few cloves of fresh garlic and treat the flake with that. It only takes a couple of drops but the fish go nuts for it.

cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2004, 07:48 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 344
As for coral beauty, I just had one started to eat few days ago, after I purchased two days later. You try one of the follow, cyclop-eeze, mussles, or mysid shrimp, mine goes crazy for frozen mussles, but make sure its not too large. Mine don't like frozen brine shrimp, they eat and spit it out, but they do eat live brine shrimp. BTW, they seems to have a change of appetite quite easily, they just eat a few and would not eat any more, like you mention, they chase after the food and ignore it after getting close. Until the next meal time, they eat aggressively again. hee hee.
mansiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2004, 09:51 AM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
If the flakes are large then you can crush them up some in your hand before feeding. The coral beauty should also respond very well to nori sheets, aka marine algae or some thawed frozen marine food thats been mixed up so the particles are not to big.
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote

fish food, food

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Food for Fish cd5 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 05-11-2007 01:00 PM
Is nematode a parasite or a fish food for small fish? gu2high Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 03-14-2007 11:30 PM
What to look for in fish food Liggs17 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 03-26-2005 11:46 PM
Using FW fish for food. got bait? Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 12-13-2004 05:08 PM
Fish Food SaltwaterTeen Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 10-25-2004 09:55 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.