Leopard Wrasse eating

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  1. VicZA

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    Hey all,

    I got myself a lovely Blue Star Leopard Wrasse yesterday but am having issues with it's eating. I have tried feeding it frozen Mysis, Frozen Brine Shrimp and flakes ... doesn't touch any of it. He just seems to swim about pecking at the live rock (suppose eating pods) but I think there are not enough in my tank - 2 banana wrasses have sorted that out.

    Any ideas on what to feed this guy or how to get him eating frozens etc ?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    They take some time to start eating. .very similar to mandarins in that they require a mature tank with pods in the start..mine used to eat flake foods and everything once settled
     
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    Maybe get some baby live brine shrimp. Works for me with wrasse that wont eat
     
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    Thanks ... will hopefully get better then

    Can you advise where I could get that from ? Is it possible to get live pods too ?
     
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    Feed smaller foods, they have tiny mouths. Cyclops and lobster eggs are a good bet.
     
  7. VicZA

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    I have lobster eggs ... will try that then
     
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    fed it some lobster eggs and chomped some of those ... so looking good :thumbup:
     
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    Thats good news! You can always hatch your own brine shrimp
     
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    That sounds interesting .... how do I do that ?
     
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    Just google it. Its super easy and search on masa I am sure you will find a lot of threads with sound advice
     
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