Raccoon Butterfly hunger strike - HELP !

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  1. Raimund

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    Howzit All - I have a raccoon Butterfly in my RSM250 who has done his job very well and eaten ALL my Aiptasias and Majanos over the last 6 weeks. But now he has run out of food and refuses to eat anything else. I have tried live brine shrimps, flakes and mixed frozen with no luck and am worried he may starve ! Any advice would be appreciated thanks
     
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  3. Ikraam

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    How old is your system
    How much pods do u have in it and do u have any other fish that feed on pods in your system
     
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    Its gona sound weird but you should put a rock of Zoe's in your tank cause the one I caught last Decembers
    Favarout food was my Zoe's .
    Had to give him away eventually cause he never took to frozen or flake he also used to eat the heads of the feather duster worms in my tank.try feeding him a half a urchin
    Good luck man
     
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    You tried frozen foods or nori with garlic extract
     
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    My system in 3 yrs old and healty but there are no pods - my wrasse has sorted them out. I will try nori + garlic and maybe a open mussel or clam ?
     
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    Give him half a black mussel. Put in a fresh one every day. Once the fish eats out of the shell, start adding mixture of other foods pressed into the shell.
     
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    You can try little bit of bloodworms
     
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    Most butterflies go for lobster eggs/fish roe.
     
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    Hi Raimund, any progress with the fly?
     
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    Hi Gesiggie - I have tried bloodworms and nori/gatlic with no luck, and today a half mussel which he has shown some interest in. I have a large liverock sump with stacks of rock so I have transferred him there where he spends all day picking at rocks so he seems ok for now. The other fish in the DT just seemed too much for him. Tx
     
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    That is good news, hope he start eating soon. Good luck!
     
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