Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
lornajane89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: midlands uk
Posts: 312
african butterfly fish not eating

Hi guys. Im getting a little concerned for my african butterfly fish not eating its been almost 5 days and its really out of character for him. He usually snaffles anything before anyone else has time to notice it. Hes been fed on frozen bloodworm, daphnia, cyclops, mosquito larvae and tubifex worms. Also live meal worm and crickets he also had one earthworm about 2 weeks ago.

Usually as soon as i open the lid hes on patrol snapping at my feeding pippet. And if anything live goes he he is on it like a flash but recently i cant get him eating anything i even went out to buy him some small crickets this afternoon and it just splashed about until it got ate by my african bush fish which i didnt really plan for or expect as i didnt think he could manage them just yet.

I hope he perks up soon he did check out the cricket and had a snap at it but soon turned his back on it and left it alone.

Water params are fine 0 . 0 . 20
Ph is 7.6 i think but i struggle with the browns on the api high range test.
__________________

__________________
lornajane89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
lornajane89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: midlands uk
Posts: 312
Hi all, my fish died this mornin. I kno my description was poor but besides not eating he seemed healthy in every other way. I think he ate too many crickets i dont kno if they are hard to digest he had like one every other day but sometimes got two cause my african bushfish wasnt fast enough.

Could meal worms cause problems i keep mine alive and fed with oat meal and pieces of potato so could that have affected him.

I kno its too late now but i would like another one or similar cool surface dweller and would like to avoid killing it. Should i be concerned about my bush fish as he ate crickets and meal worms too. He seems ok now but i hardly ever see him poop.

Any info is appreciated

Thanks

(edit) cause i didnt proof read!
__________________

__________________
lornajane89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
OBEYtheFISH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bridgetown
Posts: 1,194
Sorry about your loss!
It's puzzling your water seems fine
Did you see how the fishes poop looked like?
__________________
OBEYtheFISH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
OBEYtheFISH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bridgetown
Posts: 1,194
Perhaps the sudden water temp spike?
__________________
OBEYtheFISH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
boadams87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kershaw SC
Posts: 1,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by lornajane89
Hi guys. Im getting a little concerned for my african butterfly fish not eating its been almost 5 days and its really out of character for him. He usually snaffles anything before anyone else has time to notice it. Hes been fed on frozen bloodworm, daphnia, cyclops, mosquito larvae and tubifex worms. Also live meal worm and crickets he also had one earthworm about 2 weeks ago.

Usually as soon as i open the lid hes on patrol snapping at my feeding pippet. And if anything live goes he he is on it like a flash but recently i cant get him eating anything i even went out to buy him some small crickets this afternoon and it just splashed about until it got ate by my african bush fish which i didnt really plan for or expect as i didnt think he could manage them just yet.

I hope he perks up soon he did check out the cricket and had a snap at it but soon turned his back on it and left it alone.

Water params are fine 0 . 0 . 20
Ph is 7.6 i think but i struggle with the browns on the api high range test.

Did you ever feed them pellets or flakes? I've got cichlids to and hardly give them treats like you fed. It may not have had anything to do with it.
__________________
boadams87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 12:53 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TenaciousTriggerFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 647
Could someone give me some info on this fish please I really would like one but im not sure the temperament or anything.... And info helps!
__________________
TenaciousTriggerFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 03:38 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Coursair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Francisco East Bay Area CA
Posts: 7,922
How large is your tank ? Your water sounds fine.

I know in some animals Meal Worms can cause impaction. Perhaps the Meal Worms were an issue ? I fed mine live worms and Frozen foods.
But never Meal Worms. Freshly molted ( soft) meal worms might be ok. It sounds like you were really trying to feed him well
__________________
My 10g Shrimp Jungle My 10g Rimless My 5.5g CRS Tank They are a work in progress
Vid of my Shrimp Jungle
~ Tina
Coursair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 04:03 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
OBEYtheFISH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bridgetown
Posts: 1,194
The one asking isn't the OP
__________________

__________________
OBEYtheFISH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
african, african butterfly, butterfly, eat, eating, fly, not eating

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
Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium librarygirl Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 32 03-20-2013 12:50 PM
Article: What You Should Know About Fish Nutrition Fishguy2727 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 02-01-2012 09:41 AM
African butterfly fish jonesy99 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 08-07-2011 03:00 PM
would an african lung fish do ok with african cichlids? TiffanyFinatic1 Cichlid Discussion 7 07-15-2011 06:27 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:38 AM.


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