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Old 09-19-2013, 04:20 AM   #1
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Bumble Bee Goby not eating

I recently got 2 Bumble Bee Gobys to add to my established community tank. I did a bit of research before and found out it can be a bit of a chore to feed them.
I've been feeding them frozen bloodworms which one will happily eat (even if I have to use tweezers and put the food right in front of him) but the other will eat it and then spit it straight out.
Has anyone had any experience with these little ones and know of another food they love? My fish shop doesn't really stock anything other than bloodworm and flake so I think I'll have to order something but not sure what would be best.

Aside from the above problem, they are definitely my favourite fish in my tank now! They have cute little characters and I'm very happy I got them.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:15 AM   #2
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Try feeding him algae wafers?

Or try live brine shrimp, it may spike his interest!

Do you have a current flowing on the bottom of your tank? Maybe make the blood worms more appetizing (lively)
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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I have some bottom feeders and some bristlenose pelcos so I break up a some wafer and I drop them in right past the gobys and they have no interest
The rest of the fish eat the bloodworms before they get to the bottom so I don't think the bottom current would do much except stir up poo!
How big are the brine shrimp? I'll have to check if I can get them live.
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I have some bottom feeders and some bristlenose pelcos so I break up a some wafer and I drop them in right past the gobys and they have no interest
The rest of the fish eat the bloodworms before they get to the bottom so I don't think the bottom current would do much except stir up poo!
How big are the brine shrimp? I'll have to check if I can get them live.
I just started a batch last night.

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Will they have to chase them? They aren't very fast fish..
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Will they have to chase them? They aren't very fast fish..
Baby brine shrimp don't really swim, they kinda just flutter there in the water.

Older brine shrimp will start to move around and swim more!
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