Regal Angel Not Eating

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  1. Mur-Hard

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    Hi,

    I purchased a Regal Angel from my lfs about a week ago. He is in a quarantine tank but he is not eating. i tried ON formula 1 and 2, nori but he just ignores it. He only took once a bit from a muscle but after that never again. I would like to know what other food i can try to get him to eat. He is an indo pacific specimen. Hope someone can help.
     
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    Ocean Nutrition's "Angel Formula" contains sponge, and would be an ideal food to try and get him to start eating, I have read quite a few guys have had great success with using this food to get difficult angels to start eating.
     
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    hmmm, your first reply and viper hit the nail on the head:thumbup:. i have tried everything i could think of to get my new yellow angel to eat and Ocean Nutrition's "Angel Formula" is the only thing that worked, just to get him started now he eats anything:)
     
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    Hi Guys

    thanks for the reply. will try ON angel mix and keep you posted.
     
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    Is it a yellow belly, or the blue grey. I think the Indian ocean are yellows, they much easier to adapt.

    Try the angel mix, but smudge it into a piece of LR,
     
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    its an grey belly from the indo pacific region. Will try to get the ON angel formula. Thanks magman for the advice of crushing it into the LR. Will keep you posted. Any further advice will be appreciated.
     
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    i used ocean nutrion frozen angel mix, with brightwell angelexir and seachems entice
     
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    Does anybody know were i can get ON angel formula from in CPT?
     
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    any LFS that sells frozen food, try SAMS
     
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    thanks dallasg!!! will do so....
     
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    Good luck Muraad. My yellow belly did not take anything for 3 weeks and eventually died. Tried so many things including ON Angel mix without success:(
     
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    also try nori with a few drops of garlic guard, my angels take months to eat flakes, so imo rather try pellets that sink to the bottom. Don't use too much garlic cause I have found my angels don't enjoy it too much
     
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    gray throated Regals are much harder to feed than the yellow throated variety, they seem to have narrow range of food that they eat mainly sponges with the odd individual adapting to aquarium fare
     
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