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    Senior Member Ricepicker's Avatar
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    Percula Troubles

    My percula in my hex-5 is acting weird... he's been eating alot of brineshrimp and now he's hiding under the LR not moving too much, he looks kinda bloated and been defecating alot.

    kinda makes me wonder if he's constipated... then my better judgement comes and slaps me in the face

    but anyway, i dunno whats going on

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    chances are your over feeding. they'll eat until they can hardly swim.
    also, brine is garbage! use mysis and other forms of food.

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    Johnny is right.. i feed my nano tank brine shrimp for 1 year.. with very little growth rate of fish..

    i switched to mysis and they all started growing..
    doubled size in a month or 2..

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    Do you feed live or frozen mysis?
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    Is brine shrimp akin to dessert, and not to be regarded as part of a fish's staple diet?
    kate

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    I refer to 'brine shrimp' as 'fish candy'. They'll eat it cuz it's candy.

    mysis is far better.
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    i should pick up some mysis.. this guy is pretty small though so i figure i keep him on brine, cause he's too used to the big al treatment and isn't taking pellets

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    Doesn't like pellets, eh? Gosh, that's all my clown would eat. I bought the miniscule slow-sinking pellets by Hikari.
    kate

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    anything but brine please!
    mix it up!
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