African leaf fish (Leapord Ctempona) not eating
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Anabantids » African leaf fish (Leapord Ctempona) not eating

African leaf fish (Leapord Ctempona) not eating

This is a discussion on African leaf fish (Leapord Ctempona) not eating within the Anabantids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Hey everyone, I decided to get a new fish from the petsmart down the highway from me. I was originally going to get a ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Blue Gourami
Blue Gourami
Kissing Gourami
Kissing Gourami
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
African leaf fish (Leapord Ctempona) not eating
Old 10-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
 
Freddy's Avatar
 
African leaf fish (Leapord Ctempona) not eating

Hey everyone, I decided to get a new fish from the petsmart down the highway from me. I was originally going to get a black ghost knife fish, because they said there was one in the back that was very healthy, when I went in a few days ago. I didn't have the money to buy him then, and on my recent trip down there it had died. My alternative was what they had labeled an African Spotted Leaf fish, or Leopard Ctempona. I got 1, a little 1 incher, and took it home. He ignored flakes, so I got some ghost shrimp. The angelfish ate one and the barbs began harassing the shrimp, and the Ctempona was too shy to try to eat them. I removed the shrimp and Ctempona and put them in my 29 gallon tank. I am not sure if the Ctempona has eaten any shrimp; the larger shrimp wave their pincers at him whenever he gets too close, but I think he may have eaten the smaller shrimp. I don't know, ghost shrimp are hard to find on white gravel. Assuming by the Ctempona's behavior that he has not eaten any shrimp, what are my other options?
Freddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
 
african spotted leaf fish?

It's an old thread but seems to have alot of information in it.
ladayen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
Hey everyone, I decided to get a new fish from the petsmart down the highway from me. I was originally going to get a black ghost knife fish, because they said there was one in the back that was very healthy, when I went in a few days ago. I didn't have the money to buy him then, and on my recent trip down there it had died. My alternative was what they had labeled an African Spotted Leaf fish, or Leopard Ctempona. I got 1, a little 1 incher, and took it home. He ignored flakes, so I got some ghost shrimp. The angelfish ate one and the barbs began harassing the shrimp, and the Ctempona was too shy to try to eat them. I removed the shrimp and Ctempona and put them in my 29 gallon tank. I am not sure if the Ctempona has eaten any shrimp; the larger shrimp wave their pincers at him whenever he gets too close, but I think he may have eaten the smaller shrimp. I don't know, ghost shrimp are hard to find on white gravel. Assuming by the Ctempona's behavior that he has not eaten any shrimp, what are my other options?

Use frozen blood worms. Mine love them and ate them the first day I introduced them to my tank.
seancl385 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
 
Frozen foods are usually taken very well. They usually will eat flake foods eventually as well, if they see other fish eating it. I've kept quite a few, they are awesome fish.
Chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
african leaf fish teddyzaper Ancient Fish 22 12-22-2012 08:15 PM
Spotted african leaf fish jeppun21 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 24 05-30-2011 10:16 AM
Spotted African Leaf Fish LasColinasCichlids Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 01-04-2011 06:17 PM
african spotted leaf fish? Aquarius Keeper Freshwater and Tropical Fish 17 10-30-2008 11:57 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.