Brown Bird Wrasse & Picasso Triggerfish

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  1. Marlize01

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    Good day

    I've started with a 200gallon tank, 8 months ago and recently bought a Brown bird wrasse and Picasso Triggerfish :m01:

    I've gathered information about the PH levels and temperature. Got this up to standard.

    Problem : Both fish doesn't want to eat!!!!

    I got info from my Aquarium pet shop regarding what to feed and also got live gobies, I was informed to use Garlic guard to dunk the fish into it as this tempers the fishes smell to get hungry but still the fishes doesn't want to eat...

    Another problem : They refuse to swim!!!!

    Please help as I'm worried they will die of hunger... This is stressing me out!!!

    Thanx,
    M
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    first off i am not sure live gobies are the right foods, try frozen mysis or brine shrimp
     
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    Sorry, we tried Mollies as the pet shop suggested with squid and brine shrimp but still no success.

    Any suggestions...???
     
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    frozen mysis

    what is your temp and ph?
    what other fish are in the tank?

    you based in the usa?
     
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    Temp : 26.5
    pH : 8.5
    A lot of water flow and air bubbles

    I have white ribbon eel, yellow belly damsel, yellow tale damsel, bird wrasse and triggerfish
    One of each above

    Live in South Africa
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    your reference to gallons made me think usa...

    when did you add the fish?

    is your petshop a sponsor here?
     
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    I added the fish on Friday (26 Sept)

    No, my pet shop is not a sponser...
     
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    you said they both not swimming? how are they lying?
    the bird wrasse can "sleep" but the picasso are normally active
     
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    Both lying half on their sides and sailing through the tank

    The picasso does sleep in the night as he is breathing probably.
     
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    not much one can do, but give them another day and post here tomorrow
     
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    Thanx for the advice :m03:

    I will post again tomorrow.

    Do you think I should return to the pet shop or keep on trying?
     
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    if they will take it back, then do so, always make sure fish are eating before you leave, most petshops will feed for you to see
     
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    Post a photo of your tank please.
     
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