Urgent help needed Lipstick stopped eating

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  1. Cornelj1

    Cornelj1 ''expect the unexpected''

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    I recently bought a lipstick naso From a LFS.It were happy for about a week and then I realised its not eating.I tried flakes nori pellets brine shrimp with garlic gaurd no luck.It will stay behind the rocks and not come out at all.All other fish are happy.I checked it out for spots but it looks healthy.
    Any help would be appreciated

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  3. Richard01

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    How's your hippos attitude towards the naso?
     
  4. Cornelj1

    Cornelj1 Thread Starter ''expect the unexpected''

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    They're getting along just fine
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I think your tank is going to be a bit small for those tangs. How's the six line wrasse, is he maybe chasing the tang? Try feeding some frozen mysis.
     
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    Feed it Nori, they thrive on nori
     
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    Hi I had a similar problem with my naso that stopped eating and put calipra plants in my tank. Next morning basically all calipra was finished and the naso also started eating normal foods. I am very new to the hobby but it worked for me.
     
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    You could also try some entice
    Or live brine
     
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    Where can I get live brine from?
     
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    Check wild on petsvin edenvale bro
     
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    Wild on Pets gets live brine shrimp every Tuesday and Friday
     
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    Thanks guys..
     
  13. Zubair

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    Hi ... I have naso tang, tried pallets, flakes, frozen food, nori (with and without garlic) . Same problem as you. 2 weeks in my tank. Let me know if you have a get your tang to eat. Thanks
     
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    Maybe place them in a separate tank and then see if they will eat. Sometimes when in a new home they tend to be stressed out usually through bullying etc.
     
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    Cornelj1 Thread Starter ''expect the unexpected''

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    Thanks a lot for all your help guys. I added plants which I bought at a LFS and my tang is back to being his old self again. He even eats the pellets again. But you won't believe how they fight over the plants....unbelievable. Don't ask me what its called I will load a picture when I get home...
     
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    Im glad to hear hour tang is back to normal. The calipra plants really saved my tang and I always have some in the sump as backup.
     
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    I think a lot of times dry nori and pellets gets eaten and then expands in their stomach causing constipation/blockage issues, no fish in the wild eat dry pellets or seaweed that expands after coming into contact with water. They are very greedy fish. Perhaps try soaking pellets and nori in some RO or Seachem Vitality for 5 minutes before feeding in future so that it can expand before being eaten. I have also had issues with soaked Ocean Nutrition pellets, it seems to be very hard and difficult to break down, my one regal angel also hid in the rocks for a week or so and did not want to eat once after a pellet feeding. Switched to Hikari pellets (still being soaked) and never had issues again.
     
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    Good to hear. :)
     
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