Bi colour not eating

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  1. magman

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    I got a bi colour a week ago today, came in the singapore shipment 3 weeks ago, he is till not eating. I asked the LFS what they feed, and they said marine mix, which I bought to feed. He does go around pecking on the rocks and sponges etc, he is tame, not like a new fish that hides in the rocks for ages.

    I am getting a bit nervous now though, cause he looks like he is loosing a bit of weight now and should've taken to food already. He seems like he has settled in, there is no one in the tank to hassle him, I do have a pair of jumping beans which he seems to of made friends with, but is very tame.

    would a muscle work?
     
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  3. sihaya

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    Hmm... have you tried New Life Spectrum foods? I've heard they work wonders.

    You might also try getting some pods/critters from someone's refugium. You could try muscles (but you'd have to chop them up really well).
     
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    Mussel??? or Muscle??
     
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    Or some live brine shrimp, they even go boss for some nori
     
  6. sihaya

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    lol... maybe, the muscle of a mussel.

    Yeah, live brine shrimp would be great if you can get them (or hatch them yourself)!
     
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    :lol:- Just pulling leg here
     
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    ooh that is a serious problem. had you find any solution or not?
     
  9. Slummies

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    how about urchin? cut it in half and freeze the rest
     
  10. magman

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    I did sump and started force feeding for four days, vast improvment, lots more energy even after 36 hours, but then found him against the chiller pump with his tail chewed, I can only think that he was caught against by the pump. I do have two small urchins, but do not think it was them.
     
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