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    IME, it really depends on the particular fish. I have a 4 year old pearl in one tank that only eats algae wafers. It hates flake food, blood worms, shrimp pellets. It refuses to eat any of these things. On the other hand, I have a younger pair that will eat anything I put in the tank. I would try maybe shrimp pellets or Hikari wafers. Its also normal for a fish to not eat much when it is getting use to its new enviroment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plectoman
    IME, it really depends on the particular fish. I have a 4 year old pearl in one tank that only eats algae wafers. It hates flake food, blood worms, shrimp pellets. It refuses to eat any of these things. On the other hand, I have a younger pair that will eat anything I put in the tank. I would try maybe shrimp pellets or Hikari wafers. Its also normal for a fish to not eat much when it is getting use to its new enviroment.
    I tried frozen bloodworm today and he wouldnt touch them :( I might have to phone the store I bought him from and find out what they were feeding them.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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    OK my Gourami is really starting to irritate me to the point im considering getting rid of it. 95% of the time it is glass surfing at the front of the tank (when the light is off it usually does it on the left side). This behavior coupled with the fact it doesnt look like other pearls ive seen (large eyes, yellow instead of orange belly, faint centre black line) makes me wish I had either gotten a Betta or at least waited til my store had other Pearls in stock to choose from.

    I went back to the store I bought it from recently and they have some really nice ones in now with proper orange bellys

    I need to ask, is it possible he is behaving like this due to lack of food? He didnt eat much in the first 2 weeks and most of the time he just spits out the food I put in for the other fish. I need to find the cause because it just isnt enjoyable to watch when it is acting so unnaturally.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

  4. #14

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    I don't like to drink alone..... Cheers - Cliff because they rock! and for showing them to me. - cm12setx Here's to retirement! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the videos and great advice on restocking my dual 29s! - gronlaura for tirelessly showing beautiful, various fish - RiversGirl 
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    feelin your pain - SeaLady Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass Beer reduces kidney stones! - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx. Have another on me! - pRED 
    Enjoy the 4th brother :-) - Taurus Bleeding blues! - RiversGirl TGIF and here's to the bleeding blues Lee. - Taurus This one's on me.... - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
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    See if they will trade him?
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
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    I'd rather keep him if possible as he is a nice fish when he is swimming around properly. I'm considering getting a female for him, is this a good idea?
    Last edited by serbusfish; 01-19-2013 at 04:40 PM.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

  6. #16

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    I don't like to drink alone..... Cheers - Cliff because they rock! and for showing them to me. - cm12setx Here's to retirement! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the videos and great advice on restocking my dual 29s! - gronlaura for tirelessly showing beautiful, various fish - RiversGirl 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF on the 13th with a full moon. - Taurus Spurs! - RiversGirl Here's a get well soon beer, so get well ASAP. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    feelin your pain - SeaLady Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass Beer reduces kidney stones! - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx. Have another on me! - pRED 
    Enjoy the 4th brother :-) - Taurus Bleeding blues! - RiversGirl TGIF and here's to the bleeding blues Lee. - Taurus This one's on me.... - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1 Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    You may already have a female as their belly is not as red or orange as males. They are one of the more peaceful Gourami so you could try another one, but keep an eye on them anyway.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1
    You may already have a female as their belly is not as red or orange as males. They are one of the more peaceful Gourami so you could try another one, but keep an eye on them anyway.
    I think it is a male, it does have colour on its belly, just not orange. From what I can tell the females have no colour there, just white like the rest of the body. Ive also noticed the dorsal fin is longer on the males and mine has a long one. But I dont know, as I said it doesnt look like regular pearls.

    Im considering taking it back and either getting another Pearl or a betta, I originally wanted a betta but couldnt because I had Black Skirts in the tank so settled for the Pearl. Not sure what to do yet.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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    I decided to put the Pearl in the family tank, and so far it seems to be doing ok, it isnt pacing its swimming normally, hopefully it will be fine. I went to my local store and purchased a red Betta and 5 pencilfish. So far, all my fish are doing ok with it, apart from my Pentazona Barbs which seem fascinated by it. They keep following it around (which is making it flare at them) hopefully its just because its new, id hate to have to get rid of them but I would have to, the Betta is gorgeous.
    Last edited by serbusfish; 01-20-2013 at 04:23 PM.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

  9. #19

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    I don't like to drink alone..... Cheers - Cliff because they rock! and for showing them to me. - cm12setx Here's to retirement! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the videos and great advice on restocking my dual 29s! - gronlaura for tirelessly showing beautiful, various fish - RiversGirl 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF on the 13th with a full moon. - Taurus Spurs! - RiversGirl Here's a get well soon beer, so get well ASAP. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    feelin your pain - SeaLady Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass Beer reduces kidney stones! - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx. Have another on me! - pRED 
    Enjoy the 4th brother :-) - Taurus Bleeding blues! - RiversGirl TGIF and here's to the bleeding blues Lee. - Taurus This one's on me.... - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1 Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    What species of pencilfish did you get?
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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