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    Clown fish wont eat

    Hi guys/gals
    The large female clown wont eat . It nibbled at a wee bit Thursday night and hasn't touched a thing since I'm getting real concerned ! I'v tried shrimp,frozen & caned ,snails ,tuna , frozen blood worm,flake food, & Hikari Marine-S- food for Tropical fish, no luck with anything !
    HELPPPP!!
    I'm abuot ready to cut my phone line off before my daughter dials 9-1-1 wich should be anytime soon!!
    So if any one has a suggestion, I could sure use one or 10
    dozen about now!!! THANKS :bawling:
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    How long have you had the fish for?

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    clown fish wont eat

    smartin77
    Just got these in the group order . Ivan figured 36hrs in tansit so wouldn't had anything to eat during that time frame
    aclimated thursday at 5;00 pm ,nibled at wee bit of flake food
    Marine Green 40 which I feed my yellow Tang in it diet.that was around 8;00 pm thursday night &it hasn't touched anything since .Tried coexing it with frozen shrimp diced really
    fine the other 2 love it but the large female swims up to it now & again but wont touch it.
    Any ideas smartin77 ????
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    Are they in quarantine?Is he active?Does he have any abnormal spots on him.
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    clown fish wont eat

    Volitan
    Yes on the QT,that I never go with out a 2 week QT been there once never again !
    All looks great ,colour ,active ,no visual or physical problems
    Just wont eat nibbled thursday night after aclimation & no more ! Others eat like ther was no tomorow ,not sure what to do .Any ideas???
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    This may be normal. From what I've read, new fish (especially WC ones) can take several days to start eating. They can safely go a couple of weeks without food. Patience may be the best answer for now, especially if he otherwise looks healthy.
    Nick

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    I agree w/ Nick. I have always found percs to be finicky eaters when first put in a new tank.

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    clown fish wont eat

    Hi nickb
    Great ,glad to hear that. I was starting to wonder ! It aclimated fine in th QT .Took a few nibbles & that all she wrote ,nothing since thought maybe Ididnt have the right food for it but Hikari is fed to clowns aswell so my wife went on ashoping spree for fish food .They love the freshly minced shrimp .
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    If they don't take anything soon, you could try something more natural looking like mysis, brine shrimp, cyclop-eeze or daphnia.

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    clown fish wont eat

    Thanks Smartin77
    I guess IJO will be my next stop so I'll check out the store & see what I can get in those items .
    Just got back from my wifes cousin's weding & found the darn nudiebranch trapped in the suction grate on my power head "NICE" dont know how long it was in their had to be a
    while its in pretty rough shape ! just got it out had to use flat screwdriver &surgical tweesers to pry the bars apart so I wouldn't do more damage to it.
    Guess I'm doing a water change now! Thats all I neede at this hour! Oh well life goes on so they say!!!!!
    THANKS
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