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 02-28-2021, 12:37 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
PhoenixKoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8
Plecos wonít eat

On Friday I went to the pet store to pick up some plecos for my 75 gallon tank. I do have goldfish in there but they are only in the tank for 4-5 months of the year and then they go out into our pond. Right now I have the two Snowball plecos in a 3 gallon quarantine tank so I can get them eating and see if they have any illnesses. I know it’s common for fish to not eat for a while when you first bring them home but we would like to get them eating as soon as possible because they were already skinny. I have been putting in some high quality wafers in every day. I know that they don’t normally eat for the first day but I put some in anyways and I have been for the past few days but non of the food ever seems to be touched. This isn’t really an emergency but they haven’t touched their food even if I put it next to them. If they don’t eat by 5:00 today I’m going to soak them in garlic water and see if that works. Is there anything I’m doing wrong? And how do I get them to eat other than the garlic method?
__________________

__________________
PhoenixKoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2021, 03:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 1,167
Did they start eating? I never bother trying to feed new fish until day 2 anyway so I wouldnít be surprised if it was just getting settled.
__________________

__________________
libertybelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2021, 07:58 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
PhoenixKoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8
Thank you for the help. One died but the other is doing a lot better and is in the big tank
__________________
PhoenixKoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eat, pleco, plecos, sick, won’t eat

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
Plecos Plecos Plecos! jbarr Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 21 12-12-2006 06:30 PM
I won a fishtank! (and won auctions on varios other things! sudz New Acquisitions 6 01-20-2006 11:08 AM
new sun coral won't eat bumreef Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 05-21-2003 03:42 PM
gourami that won't eat brotherd Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10 02-03-2003 06:14 PM
Discus won't eat glstine Cichlid Discussion 12 12-17-2002 12:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.