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partobe 11-13-2012 04:56 PM

New Angels not eating
Hi just bought 6 new angel fish. They've been in the tank for 2 days now and they dont seem to want to eat. They swim around all day nibbling at the plants and moss but when I go to feed them they eat it and spit it out. They have eaten a little of the freeze dried warms. Is this norm? Any suggestions on encouraging them to eat. They are def hungry because every time I walk over to the tank the swim to the top.

Monster Fish 11-13-2012 04:58 PM

Try feeding them different foods.

partobe 11-13-2012 05:03 PM

thanks Monster Fish Ive put flake pellets and freeze dried worms

wkndracer 11-13-2012 05:21 PM

Placed in a new tank fish can go off based on nerves for a day or two but being new and without entry quarantine I would be concerned about internal parasites or gill flukes which can cause this spitting early on as a symptom.

jmsaltfish797 11-13-2012 05:27 PM

try feeding some brine or mysis shrimp. New fissh are more lkely to eat somethng like that. If that doesn't work call the lfs and find out what they were feeding the angels and go get some of the ame.

partobe 11-13-2012 05:34 PM

thanks wkndracer andjmsaltfish Ill see if I have some brine left from my salt water days great idea.

partobe 11-13-2012 05:38 PM

dont have any brine but have a reg shrimp. Think it would be okay to take a section of that and cut it up into really small pieces and see what happens?

jimmytruong87 11-13-2012 06:13 PM

Don't do any thing, it is normal , when the fish get new home , they always don't want eat any food
You put too much flake, it make your fish tank dirty

aokashi 11-13-2012 06:45 PM

you can certainly feed fish cooked shrimp :) I feed it to my bettas.

partobe 11-13-2012 06:45 PM

thanks Jimmytruong87 Ive fed once today I usually feed twice a day except sat and mon no food on those days. Ill chop up a little of the shrimp if they dont eat Ill buy frozen tomorrow

sonicpath 11-13-2012 06:46 PM

live food, black worm

partobe 11-13-2012 06:46 PM

thanks aokashi this is better than raw?

kubalik 11-13-2012 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by sonicpath (Post 2077325)
live food, black worm

+1 to that !

wrangler 11-13-2012 07:08 PM

My angels are bigger but I buy feeder fish- my lps combines feeder guppies, white clouds and the like. My angels are in heaven eating there live snack......

partobe 11-13-2012 07:17 PM

thanks kubalik. I thought live black worms were bad about caring disease?
Thanks Wrangler the ones I have are about the size of 50 cents pieces. I have (pia) endlers in the tank with babies and they swim right past them maybe they aren't old enough to want to hunt or they are catching them when Im not looking

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