Avansi Anthias not eating yet???

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  1. bushman

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    I recently added 7 x Avansi Anthias to my tank, and they are spectatular, but I am struggling to get them to eat. Any words of advice would be welcome.

    I currently run and Ehuim auto feeded with a very good quality fine pellet food that is dumped into the tank at least 3 times a day. The other fis go crazy but the anthias not. I have seen the odd one eat a few of the bits and pieces that floay off
     
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    They could be eating off the Live Rock when your not looking?
     
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    Try flakes and frozen food. Mine love the flakes.
     
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    I bought 4 evansi's a while ago. They refused to eat anything I put in the tank, they all eventually died :(
     
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    evansi anthias-defrost some frozen mysis shrimps & mix with cyclopeeze.they are plankton eaters.wont touch flake immediately neither pellets.
    anthias will usually eat mysis first time.the cyclopeeze also.get a small tin as its expensive.eventually they will ween onto flake food.need to be fed 3 to 4 times a day.
    serra flakes for marine usually seems to do the work .might take up 2 3 weeks to ween them on to flakes if you can get them to survive.
    good luck.
    if lucky they will all survive,but statistically u might lose a few.
    beautiful fish.what colouration do you have?
     
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    also make some frozen sea food mix,add a little bit of hake also.mash it up in wifes food processor ,freeze nice & flat & break into small sections & put in front of pump outlets .this usually seem to work as they like food flowing in current & chase it down.
     
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    Frozen seafood mix or frozen krill; rinsed and soaked in ro....drain and add cyclopeeze and soak for a couple minutes...feed a liitle at a time...What you dont use store in the fridge.....not related but As rule of thumb... all my tank additives are stored in the fridge. :)

    Tropic Marine have two products which i have found useful in nursing back traumatized basslets.... Lipovit and Immuvit.... I add these two products to the mix in the beginning and then cut out the Lipovit (massive kJ) when they are feeding....they do need to to be fed higher kJ diets than other specimens and therefore a tank of your volume is ideal for these beauts.

    Good luck; stunning fish:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks all for the great feedback. I will try what you recommend
     
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    Well they are eating, I think its the cyclopez. Either way they are eating and seem pretty happy. Of the 7 fish that arrived I have seen 6. Number 7 is either no longer or shy
     
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    :whoohoo:Huge relief. These guys die so often after being brought in.
    Cyclopeeze has also beefed up my lps/sps. Some say that particle size is to large to be digested by sps,..... maybe soaking in Marine mix has something to do with it.
     
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