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Demonkegman
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Demonkegman

Posts : 471
Location : Chino, Ca.
Favorite Fish: :
Salt water - Lion fish.
Fresh water - Arowana.
Food - Any type of Salmon sushi.

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PostSubject: New fish wont eat...   New fish wont eat... Icon_minitime8/13/2011, 3:53 pm

Hey my fish peeps. question. got an AMAZING new fish 2 days ago... But the little bugger hides ALL DAY AND NIGHT in the rocks... I understand he is new and scared and will eventually get accustomed to the tank, BUT until then he is not eating, how do i get him to eat... i REALLLLLY don't want him to die... It's a saltwater anthias... he eats meaty food..
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cwhip
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Posts : 1453
Location : Md
Favorite Fish: : Maroon clownfish,Tangs,bluespot jaw fish,Bangaii,Mandarins etc.......I love all fish really.

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PostSubject: Re: New fish wont eat...   New fish wont eat... Icon_minitime8/14/2011, 4:28 am

you only have one? these guys do much better in groups one male to several females, that being said I would soak brine and mysis in Selcon and garlic then use a turkey baster to direct the food toward the fish the selcon has vitamins and the garlic helps boost the appetite.
good luck!

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TheGodParticle
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Location : MO
Favorite Fish: : Dats, Geo's, Fronts, Pikes. I collect the rare stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: New fish wont eat...   New fish wont eat... Icon_minitime8/14/2011, 8:52 pm

Garlic... Garlic... Garlic... Garlic... Did I mention Garlic? Dependent upon what anthias it is as well, it may prove to be a little challenging. I've had trouble with certain anthias before.
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Demonkegman
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Demonkegman

Posts : 471
Location : Chino, Ca.
Favorite Fish: :
Salt water - Lion fish.
Fresh water - Arowana.
Food - Any type of Salmon sushi.

SALT WATER LOVER!!!! Fresh...... not so much...

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PostSubject: Re: New fish wont eat...   New fish wont eat... Icon_minitime8/15/2011, 7:11 pm

cwhip... in my marine fishes book it sez " this common for a anthias to be surprisingly territorial. Solitary idividuals do best. to keep a group, choose one male and eight or more females in at least a 180 tank" basically one idividual will do good... also i did the garlic turkey baster/ food mix and of course worked like a charm... THANKS PEEPS!!!!
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cwhip
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Posts : 1453
Location : Md
Favorite Fish: : Maroon clownfish,Tangs,bluespot jaw fish,Bangaii,Mandarins etc.......I love all fish really.

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PostSubject: Re: New fish wont eat...   New fish wont eat... Icon_minitime8/16/2011, 3:22 am

Lyretail Anthias are a schooling species where one male should be housed with multiple females but youre right they do require larger aquariums. they are also hermaphroditic and in the absence of a dominant male, the dominant female of the group will morph into a male to take its place, I was able to watch one of my females morph when my male was injured by my Tang and sadly died, it took about 2 months it was pretty amazing! I now have 5 females and one male. you should pickup another female and watch what happens it's really cool:) the males are really beautiful here's my male that was a female:) I'm really glad the garlic/food mix worked for ya!!!! thats great news...
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180 gallon mixed reef SPS dominant 75 gallon sump/fuge.
40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
Silence is Golden but Duct tape is Silver.....
Having a saltwater tank without coral is like the Hells angels riding Mopeds*************************************
"The road to success is always under construction."
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Demonkegman
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Demonkegman

Posts : 471
Location : Chino, Ca.
Favorite Fish: :
Salt water - Lion fish.
Fresh water - Arowana.
Food - Any type of Salmon sushi.

SALT WATER LOVER!!!! Fresh...... not so much...

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PostSubject: Re: New fish wont eat...   New fish wont eat... Icon_minitime8/16/2011, 12:27 pm

YEAH! my male looks exactly like yours.. with the polka dot fins.. love it.. so i should go get a female and have 2?
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