Clown Trigger's favourite Food??

Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals' started by Broder, 17 Mar 2012.

  1. Broder

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    Hi peeps...
    My clown trigger's in trouble. It's been hiding more and more of late, and when I saw it yesterday, I was shocked to see that it's just skin and bones. It hasn't been eating anything, but yesterday I managed to entice it to eat some bloodworm.

    Does anyone have a clown trigger, and if so, what is it's favourite food? Want to see if I can't get mine to eat again.
     
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    Hope this helps until someone with a Trigger can give you better advise...
    Clown Triggerfish


    Clown Triggerfish, Big-spotted Triggerfish, Balistoides conspicillum
     
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    Hi @Mudshark, I heard they love mussels. Maybe get some fresh mussels from the sea and give it a try? I havent tried it with my picasso yet though. Mine loves frozen mysis.
     
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    Thanks 2time. I'm getting some urchins at low tide... will look for some mussels too. Will try a cockle or 2 too.:)

    Thanks Belinda.... yeah, that's what it was eating before it stopped.
     
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    give some white clam a try to, or defrosted prawns.

    might be an idea to sump him, a new environment and no competition from others might help, plus u can get any uneaten food out easily
     
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    my guy loves mussel and clam, fresh prawn might wet his appetite again...
     
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    is he not constipated by any chance? i know my guy was and didn't eat for a few days because of this...
     
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    Broder, sorry to hear bud, I know how much you enjoy your clown trigger,

    the only thing I can suggest is meaty fooods,

    what about worms in the gut, maybe try deworming him or something?
     
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    I went thru some Links and Mussels seems to have worked...:) Hope you come right with you'r Fish...
    Clown Trigger not eating (Please Help))
     
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    Thanks for all of the great advice peeps. I'd try deworming if I could catch it, but that's not possible. I'll just try mussel and urchins etc, and hope for the best. I suspect it may be fluke related, as it's had a mild infestation since I've had it. Hasn't gotten worse, but he may have developed other complications due to this?
     
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    if you could get it to eat, I would say try some seachem metrodiozinole
     
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