Another tang not eating.

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by pXius, 28 Nov 2011.

  1. pXius

    pXius

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    Got a Naso 2 weeks back and he shows no interest in eating.

    I've tried:

    Frozen brine
    Live brine
    Mysis
    Squid
    Nori - Garlic enriched
    Flakes
    Pellets - Garlic enriched
    And all of the above soaked in Tropic Marin LipoVit

    He's grazing rocks but his health is starting to deteriorate rapidly.
    Willing to try anything now.
     
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    try attaching Nori onto a small rock with an elastic band and place it where he grazes.
     
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    pXius Thread Starter

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    I have,

    he'll even stare at it, and then swim away.
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Leave it in the water for the entire day and then replace it the next day, he should eventually pluck up the courage to have a taste.
     
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    thanks, will give it another go.
     
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    Iv noticed that all my fish go crazy for hake roe, if all fails give it a try. If you need some, im in JHB, can hook you up..
     
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    Remember a fish's strongest instinct is to feed, the problem is they dont know what food is in our systems as it is very foreign to them, often they are scared of it.
     
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    pXius Thread Starter

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    I understand.

    Was hoping that he'd pick up from the other tangs. Got a nice stack of nori tied down now. Hopefully he'll start plucking soon.
     
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    give the fish roe a try. My tangs go crazy for roe and ignore the nori. You can get it from a fish monger or you can try the ON blisters
     
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    Gana give it a shot, thanks
     
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    pXius Thread Starter

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    Got him eating with Seachem Entice. Thanks guys! major stress relief.
     
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