My clownfish will not eat

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Dolphinfriendly, 5 Mar 2008.

  1. Dolphinfriendly

    Dolphinfriendly

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    I recently acquired a pair of Amphiprion Ocellaris .
    The male has eaten the food provided, but the female will not even look at it.

    She does not seem to be losing weight or getting weaker, should I be worried and is there anything I can do to encourage her to eat.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Dolphin, what are you feeding them?
    You could look at mixing a little garlic with the food, or try the Omega First Food which has and appetite enhancer (whatever that might be for fish :p) but its seems to work for me
     
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    I noticed with mine it took a few days for them to get used to Omega one flakes. Probably fed something else at the LFS
     
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    Hi Dolphinfriendly,

    Are you positive it's a pair? Is the male not maybe bullying her?
     
  7. Dolphinfriendly

    Dolphinfriendly Thread Starter

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    Yes, I'm 100% positive its a pair, the male is half her size and displays submissive behavior towards her, they never leave each others side and i have never seen them fight.
     
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