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Spotted African leaf fish not eating

I've had it for about a week now and haven't seen him eat once. Plenty of fist shrimp and guppies in there for him to eat though. He seems like he's doing just fine, acting normal and all. Anyone got tips on how to make them want to eat?


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They will eat when they get hungry. He's probably still getting comfortable with his surroundings.

Mine will only take krill and occasionally brine shrimp. You could try mysis or bloodworms.

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Re: Spotted African leaf fish not eating

Ok that's what I was hoping. He completely ignores blood worms.

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Are there other fish in there? You might also try feeding at lights out.


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Re: Spotted African leaf fish not eating

Woke up this morning and he was laying on his side breathing heavily. No external issues as far as I can see so I'm not sure what's going on... But I don't expect him to be alive when I get home. He's hospitalized for now

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Internal parasite?

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Re: Spotted African leaf fish not eating

I'm thinking something along those lines. What will fix that?

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id try the prazi if you have it.. its a good general attack

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