Urgent help needed clown fish not eating bought him on saterday has not eaten since

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  1. mandrin

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    Hi guys please advise I bought a clown fish on sat from a LFS here an since saterday his not eaten any things I tried the different pellets my other clown eats .even tried the frozen brine
    Shrimp .all the the other fish go crazy wen I add the brine shrimp to the reef but this clown does not move any suggestions please as I dont wana lose this guy .
    His swimming fine his hovering in one corner for now while my female clown hosting her nennie
    Any suggestions 5 days now hes not eaten .I am getting stressed out ... thanks guys
     
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    Does he stay in one place? What type of clown is the one you got first? Is the first one bigger?
     
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    Normally frozen for this first 5 days then you could try pellets, flakes etc.... But you have already tried it. How about some garlic drops.
     
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    Hi bud his a common clown the both are
    Yes the first 1 is alot bigger than the new one garlic drops ? haven't tried that can I not crush some garlic from the supermarket an soak the pellets in that an then feed him ??
     
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    The new clown might be being bullied by the bigger clown. As it hasn't had a partner recently it will be aggressive towards new additions. Keep an eye on it. If you see any sign of aggression. Take both clowns out, sump them for a day or two, keep them separate in the sump and then introduce them together.
    Clowns come from the damsel family and quite aggressive towards their own kind.
     
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    I get my garlic drops from my LFS.
     
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    Try feeding some live brine. Can get at most lfs.
     
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    K thanks guys will do it later tonite hope it works
    Ii did try taking him out an feeding him seperate it never work his a stubborn guy lol
     
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    Hey u guys i tried soaking the pellets in garlic the clown jus spits it out has not eaten since last sat jus wondering wen I should reali start too worry, since its almost a week now an this little guy has not eaten since I got him from the LFS

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    Have you tried lobster eggs or fish roe usually works a charm.
     
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    Have you contacted the LFS to see what they fed him, maybe worth a try
     
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    I got two on thursday. Both also not eating. Is this common with clowns because my previous pair also died due to not eating.
     
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    Live brine shrimp and lobster eggs usually works.
     
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    This would have been my first suggestion :thumbup:
     
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    When last did you check all aquarium parameters such as temp, SG, Nh3/Nh4, No2, No3
     
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    Hi guys jus a update on my clown fish not eating all my water parameters are in check all my other fish an invertbrates are eating so are both my nennies I did try to get info from the LFS I bought the clown fish as to wat he was eating there but sadly the LFS never get back to me .an sadly as of yesterday my clown fish has passed on .its sad wen we purchase a new fish for your reefs an they dont eat the 2nd or 3rd day an then a entire week . To me an I guess to all of us wen we buy a fish its not jus a fish cause wen we stand there at the LFS get the fish an as soon as we take him home the fish is no longer jus a fish its part of our families an the n within a week he passes on it reali heart breaking, sad thing is I reali cant get over this .any way the norm for me is when we add a new fish to our reefs they normal dont eat for the 1st or 2nd day but after that they settle in an yes guess I drip them in .any way dont know wen I get the courage to purchase an new clown fish for now my female clown she will be alone now sad very sad thanks guys for all yr help cheers ps all the rest of them eat every day an my corals an my nennies look k thanks I wonder if any 1 else has lost a fish within a week of purchasing ..
     
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    Sorry for your loss, feel the same way in that they become part of the family. May the female find a friend soon.
     
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    I always tell the LFS to feed them while im there to make sure. I do this with all my fish.
     
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    @mandarin I buy all my fish from my LFS Wild on pets and I am yet to have an incident where a fish isn't eating 10 minutes after I introduce them. I would suggest using another fish shop in future. I doubt that its normal for fish to not eat two days into the new tank.

    Sorry about your loss and I hope you have many happy days with any future fish you get.

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