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  1. Default My New Monos Not Eating..!!!!!


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    Hi guys.... i recently bought a pair of mono angel, each of 2.5 inches. They are really active and there is now sign of any disease. but its been 48 hrs, they are not showing any interest to the food, I offered them pellets, flakes, blood worms and even I tried green leaves but nothing worked. Sometimes they take the food into their mouth and then throw it out again, and most of the time they just look at it but never try to eat. I know its their new home but i have never seen this kind of situation before. I had oscars, giant gourami , gold fishes, angelfish, mollies guppies etc. i dont remember that anyone of them did this kind of thing or may be I m new to monos... So please help me that is it normal ??

    extra detail: I turned my freshwater tank to brackish water by adding 3 teaspoon per gallon of marine salt for monos.... nitrates/nitrites levels are fine. Everything seems good accept they are not eating.... Please help... !!!

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    Give it a couple more days they will eat eventually.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    its 3rd day now, i mean 60 hrs... how long will it take ?? what do you think please help me.... :(

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    When i took my bush fish home he didnt eat for 5 days. Eventually they will eat. Something else you can do is ask the previous owner if they were eating an if so what they were eating, try offering that to them.

    Btw those i just looked up, are carnivores so offer them blood worms and brine shrimp not leafy greens
    Last edited by genocidex; 11-15-2013 at 12:29 PM.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    +1 - fish take different amounts of time to feel comfortable in new surroundings - also, by saying your nitrites & nitrates are "fine" - I assume this means your tank is fully cycled? How large of a tank is it?
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    What was the salinity of the tank they came from? It is important to make changes in salinity gradually to avoid stressing the fish. This could be the cause.

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

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