Flame angel

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  1. Zuna

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    Howzit guys

    I got a flame angel on Friday (awesome little bugger).
    he ate at the LFS and then he ate when it was dripping him/her
    since then he has not taken any frozen/live/flakes or nori.
    it has been eating algae on the glass and rocks/corals.
    Should I be worried
     
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  3. Wes

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    what you feeding?
     
  4. DubKorps

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    they not usual grazers,but atleast its an attempt, did you try feeding then standing back,sometimes they frightened by your presence and since his a recent addition it could be the case

    so throw in food and hide away :lol: and watch from a distance
     
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    This is one of the reasons why im going to quarantine all new additions.
    Easier to get them eating on their own in a quarantine tank than in a community tank.
    Plus by the time you add him to your display he will be use to seeing you feeding.
     
  6. Zuna

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    i given live brine shrimp, frozen mysis, krill, mussels, nori on a rock.
    omega flacks and tetra bits

    yip i actual stand in the passage and watch but don't really see him eating
     
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    mine ate 2 minutes into being introduced into the tank, he's eating super brine shrimp flakes from ocean nutrition, also the green furmulae pellets from ocean nutritionm small ones... eats like a piggy :)
     
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    Some fish are just full of shit :lol:
     
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    I wouldn't be for now. He's probably not used to our commercially available food types, flakes etc. He'll see the other fish feast on the food and hopefully in no time realise that its good to eat. My angels loved Artemia and couldn't get enough of it.

    As long as he's pecking means, he's looking for food and I'm sure he will make the transition to aquarium food soonish. As suggested, don't stand near the tank during feeding time as this normally scares them off, dependant on looks offcourse:p
     
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    my first copper band was like that he ate fine in the shop when when i got him home and in the he tank no way would he eat but the boy i have now is like a hunter with spear
     
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    make sure there's no-one chasing pushing him around in the tank, the seem very susceptable to a tail from from an inmate :) mine did at least, blue damsel, sumped the damsel.
     
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    blue damsel = blue devil
     
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    As Andreas said I wouldnt worry too much at this stage the fact that he is pecking is a good sign and within time he will get used to his surroundings and tank mates and also learn from them what processed food is.

    I never really worry for the first week or 2 with new fish...as long as they are showing signs of interest in eating and are pecking at rocks etc I know they will be ok in time.

    Thats the first I have heard of a Flame being bullied...yours must just be a sissie! :p
     
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    I tried introducing a bi color angel. He was pecking at the rocks and not eating anything i put in. He got thinner and thinner and eventually dissapeared. So keep an eye on him and try everything you can think of. Get some pygmy angel formula, try lobster eggs. Dont make my mistake
     
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    jaa, nee, luckily he can't reply to that...
     
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    that's exactly the same fish that’s chasing my flame around but the flame also chases him back
     
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    as soon as i removed the damsel he ate
     
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    ill try removing him to night.
     
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