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Old 08-16-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
 
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Need advice for Picky Gourami

I have a Dwarf Flame Gourami in a 16 gallon with 4 Corys and 3 Endlers. When I first got him he was a complete hog. He'd eat his food, their food, any lil critters he could find (tank is planted and probably 2 years old). Then (I could smack myself) I let him try frozen bloodworms.

Now, not only does he NOT eat anything else, he'll only eat the most pristine, red, fat bloodworms I can find and all others he'll let float to the bottom. So my question is, should I fast him to get him back on pellets? He was eating a combo of Betta Pro and New World Spectrum (guppy food and sinking carnivore pellets too). I know we can let our bettas go for a week or two but I'm not sure about Gouramis. I'm a little fed up with Mango the Diva. I shouldn't have named him after Chris Kattan's character. That's what he's turned into.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
 
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How often do you feed him? I would say you could go with out feeding several days and see if it works. After all fish in the wild do not eat every day.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
 
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I think I'm going to have to try that. I usually feed every day. Sometimes I skip Saturday. I'll give him a few days to rethink his position. He eats plants and algae from the tank too. I have this feeling I'll have a battle on my hands.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:42 AM   #4
 
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LOL Good luck.
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