Jumping bean in trouble

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    Hey guys please advise ,my dwarf angel is losing weight and im worried .I feed them every second day ,all other fish are fit and healtthy.He is the only one who is fading away WHATdo i do :(
     
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    Hi Lindsay. As far as I know you should feed less food more often. Like small amounts twice a day. It also depends what you are keeping. Perhaps some of the Guru's can back me up here.

     
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    Hi Lindsay, ok they are mostly algae grazers, I would suggest nori seaweed on a rock (tied with an elastic band) also try spiking it with some fresh garlic.

    Also try some Veggie flakes, I have the Omega Kelp flakes
     
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    shot Herman ill try some nori now
     
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    Rub some garlic on it, real garlic not precrushed oiled stuff. Might just entice him
     
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    just added nori to tank, he is looking but not chowing it yet illtry the garlic trick now The clown is devowering it now
     
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    Kanga i rubbed garlic (fresh) but still not eating.Goes up checks it out and pulls his nose up.What now ? should i just persaveir ????? Im worried man
     
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    yip for now thats it
     
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    Lindsay dont clean your glass for a couple of days. Once algea/ diatom growth is on glass, check if he is eating this. You should see "kiss" spots on the glass if he has eaten
     
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    What are you feeding other fish in the tank?
     
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    Hi Lindsay

    These fish are algae eaters, so what I have done in the past is use sea weed just as the other guy mentioned. What you could also try which helped me get my Moorish Idols to eat was boil some peas and peel the skin off and crush them onto a rock or in a small hole on a rock and then as days pass try adding some meat food to it.
     
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    Also to add on the good advise given, feed more often, once every two days is definetely a starvation diet IMO.
     
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