Clown fish, not eating...

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    Good Day All,

    I got a clown now for 5 days, it looks healthy but it dont eat... what can be the problem... I put off all the powerheads in the tank so that the flake food dont go down the overflow... left it for 45min... but the bugger just swim at the bottom and dont come up to eat... why will my clown no eat... going to get some brine shrimps today... any advice?
     
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    Frozen foods almost always gets clowns to eat. Brine shrimp is a good one to start with but won't give enough nutrition in the long run. Start feeding the shrimp and if you see the clown eating, mix the food with the flakes so that the clown gets used to catching flakes. If it still doesn't work to get him eating, try soaking the flakes in garlic juice as this normally helps a lot. Keep us posted
     
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    Thanx will try it... garlic juice for house hold use or marine?
     
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    The one's you buy at the shop is fine...I buy the fresh garlic, in the plastic containers, by the vegetables and just scoop off some garlic juice when I need...:)...don't get the crushed garlic..some will probably be labled as "fine" crushed garlic... as it hardly has any juice in it...thats almost a "paste"..:blush:
     
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    Is the clown the only fish in the tank?
     
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    No, got a sailfin tang, with 2 x cleaner shrimps, 2 hermit craps, 2 x turbo snails and 2 Sea urchins... all seems to chow but the clown dont wanna:eek:
     
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