Should I panic about my new Embers not eating?
I purchased 12 Ember Tetras for my 30gal planted tank two days ago (I'm going back in a week for 12 more, big school planned). My tank has been properly cycled and all the chemistry/bacteria is good right now. They share the tank with 4 panda cories (I am also getting two more next week).
I've watched them closely, and so far it seems like they haven't eaten anything since I bought them. I feed the pandas dissolving tablets that have both veggie and shrimp material, which those guys love. The Embers show little to no interest in the food that gets kicked up into a little cloud, but if they happen to grab a tiny piece, they always spit it back out!
The same thing goes for my flake food. I crush it up really well, and force some of it to sink near them since they won't swim to the top. They show very little interest, and anyone who eats a piece quickly spits it back out again.
This is totally weird for me, since I've kept several different kinds of freshwater fish over the years and have never seen this behavior. I know they were in my LFS for at least a month before I bought them, so they must have eaten regular aquairum food before, even if they are wild caught??
Does anyone have advice or experience with this?