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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.
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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.
 

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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
 

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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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I personally use this when i first acquired my very picky CPDs and they all have full round bellies now. the 300-500 micron size works great for me. anything smaller is more powder like. ive handed out portions to people at swaps and all have said their fish love the stuff. If you are wanting to try it, 2oz costs $4. In terms of foods, it tends to be pricier but its worth it.

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Golden Pearls is a revolutionary larval diet that has experienced great success in marine fish hatcheries in Europe. The secret to its success is an innovative manufacturing process which involves the agglomeration of micro-encapsulated particles that "traps" tiny air pockets inside of the feed particles. This results in a "non-sinking" particle diet that remains suspended in the larvae tank.

The introduction of Golden Pearls has significantly reduced the dependence, and in some cases, replaced live feeds (rotifers and Artemia nauplii) in commercial marine fish and shrimp hatcheries.

Golden Pearls are available in particle sizes from 5 to 800 microns. For comparison, a newly hatched brine shrimp is about 400 microns.

Great as a larval fry diet and excellent for coral reef tanks! GP diets will remain in the water column longer and mimic planktonic animals by moving with the water current.
Ingredients

High quality fish meals, crustacean meal, purified fish oils, phospholipids, astaxanthin, vitamins and protected minerals, antioxidants, and immunostimulants
Analysis

Protein - 60%
Lipids - 8%
Ash - 15%
Moisture - 8%
Vit C - 2000 ppm
Vit E - 400 ppm
Astaxanthin - 500 ppm
Size

5-50 microns: Infusoria- Great for Reef Tanks and the Smallest of Fry

50-100 microns: Rotifer Size 1- Great for Reefs and Very Small Fry like Rainbowfish

100-200 microns: Rotifer Size 2 -Great for Betta Fry & Reef Tanks

200-300 microns: Artemia Size 1-Great for Reefs; Small Fry Tanks

300-500 microns: Artemia Size 2-Great for Fry Tanks- Equal to Newly hatched Brine Shrimp

500-800 microns: Weaning Diet- Great for Guppies and Cichlid fry
 
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