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  1. RS250

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    Hi
    I have just got this fella and he doesn't eat. He is currently in my hospital / quarantine tank with some other fish.
    I feed (all ocean nutrition) :
    Formula 2 pellet
    Flakes
    Seaweed (brown)
    Super brine shrimp
    Marine mix
    Shrimp Plus
    Prime Reef

    I know he is little stressed out.
    All other fish eating very well and nice and fat

    Any advice, wouldn't like to lose him?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what fish?
    if you just got him, give him a day to settle
     
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    I've had him for 2 weeks now. Put him directly into DT (big mistake), then massive ws outbreak. Caught him and currently in HT, with cupramine. He is ws free now

    He started eating nicely in DT but for the last week I haven't seen him eating and he has started getting thin...
     
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    it sounbds like he's had a realy rough time for a fairly long stretch (from shipping to lfs to your DT to a qurenteen tank and with meds) so its not realy surprising that he has lost his appetite. Keep the fish dark and calm, feed him Nori attached to a piece of LR ( a rubber band does fine) untill he starts to eat that...else you could try reef paste from DD aquariums.

    What was he eating in the Display tank?
     
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    provide him with ON algae sheets, they are herbivorous and might feel shy
    also the copper does take itout of the fish, so will have to be patient
    can also try D&D reef paste
     
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    He was only eating Nori. Thanks for your input, ill try the nori with rubber band onto some rock and see how that goes, failing that I will get the reef paste. Is this paste available from any lfs?

    Cheers
     
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    Dallasg:what is ON algae?
     
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    ocean nutrition algae sheets, nori but the fortify it with garlic etc
     
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    Thanks Dallas :thumbup:
     
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