Urgent help needed Powder Brown not eating

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  1. vatso

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    Hi there

    I have had my powder brown for a month now.

    when I got him I put him in the DT & he was eating but got white spot so I put him in my QT for 3 weeks was eating & happy. I put him back in the DT & he was chased by my sailfin & fox face they are all the same size & after 2 days stopped eating so I put him back in the QT tank but he is still not eating?

    I have put in every type of frozen & dried food, Red & Green Norri with & with out Garlic but he is just not eating!

    I have tried running the QT with lights off but still nothing.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Vatso - try mushed up/cooked peas, and small pieces of banana. I have never tried this, but I do believe that it works wonders...... Mekaeel confirmed that this works on a previous occassion, as he has tried it.
     
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    Jacque thanks will try that now

    so normal frozen peas cooked will be okay?
     
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    I always use fish roe when I get a new fish that isn't eating. Seems to work every time. Don't know if it will work for a powder brown though
     
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    This fish seems to be seriously stressed out. IF you plan to put him back with the others when he is eating again, I suggest you sump the Sailfin and Foxface, rearrange the scaping a bit, introduce the Powder Brown first and only then the other 2. Give him time to settle in first though.
     
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    110% JD was going to do that just need the powder brown to start eating - he is my fav fish!
     
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    I just tried banana & peas - And still nothing light are off as well so will just wait & see.

    will carry on just feeding. I do not know what else to do?
     
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    Hi Vatso - yes. Yes normal peas - cooked that they are soft enough.
     
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    Vatso what the salinaty in your QT ? and the salinaty in your DT?
     
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    vatso what i do is take some live rock and smash up pieces of marine mix into it, it normally works, maybe try doin that with Jacques food mix
     
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    Vatso, I hope the little guy makes it. Please let us know how he is getting on.
     
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    Seachem entice

    There is a product be seachem called ENTICE. It works for me when I have a new difficult feeder. You can dip Nori in it and then dose a few drops in the QT as well.
     
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    Any update vatso?
     
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    I did lots of phoning yesterday about him & seeing if there was anything I could do!!

    Not good news he did not make it :(

    All the other fish in my DT are okay eating & happy! the stress must have been a large factor but he was the health est of the lost when he went in & in a matter of 2 days just stopped eating? I am very confused about this & if there was not another cause like being spiked by the fox face? or some thing else?
     
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    Just to add to this

    He was eating very well for 3 weeks & then stopped and 5 days later was dead that is what I don't understand & why I think it was not just stress but something else
     
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    Damn... Sorry to hear man.. :( This sucks..
     
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    I know he was my FAV of all of my fish - I use to call him Caesar!
     
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    Exactly why I asked about the salin in your display vs QT maybe switching him between could have stressed him out if the salin was different ( which it should be )

    But hey Vatso the sad thing is every fish that perishes means a slight learning curve for the keeper, sorry for the loss dude
     
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    He was stabbed in the back then...
    Sorry to hear vatso, it is never nice, but yea try to figure out why, that might help in the future, as for me, I have no idea...
     
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    Sorry to hear about the loss, but this yet again confirms the oft ignored advise to not keep more than one tang in a tank! Tangs DO stress each other, and they will get sick (white spot...) or just die from stress or perhaps from internal injuries if/when the other tang attacks...

    Hennie
     
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