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post #1 of 5 Old 10-31-2013, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Picked up a 14" arowana from a guy on craigslist this past Monday. Fish was super healthy and active when I got it. It's now Thursday and I haven't seen him eat anything! He's in with my community so when I feed the tank they get floating pellets, flakes, crisps, carnivore pellets, and I bought crickets the other day as well. He doesn't seem to be eating anything. And now one of his barbs looks to be deteriorating....health issue???

Hope some people will have some insight on this. I spent a lot of money and would hate to see it go down the toilet....thanks
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-31-2013, 10:33 AM
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Picked up a 14" arowana from a guy on craigslist this past Monday. Fish was super healthy and active when I got it. It's now Thursday and I haven't seen him eat anything! He's in with my community so when I feed the tank they get floating pellets, flakes, crisps, carnivore pellets, and I bought crickets the other day as well. He doesn't seem to be eating anything. And now one of his barbs looks to be deteriorating....health issue???

Hope some people will have some insight on this. I spent a lot of money and would hate to see it go down the toilet....thanks
The fish is obviously stressed - the question is why. Perhaps if you provide some more information about your tank, such as size, stock and water test results, we might be able to determine in which direction to look.

Its always a good idea to quarantine new fish, no matter where you get them from. Quarantine is not just about preventing disease, but also providing the fish time to adjust, among other things.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-31-2013, 12:17 PM
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I think 14" is a little too big to go down the toilet. Haha excuse me.

Do you know what the old owner was feeding him?

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3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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Do you know what the old owner was feeding him?
Yes excellent question.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-31-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
Valid points, my tank is a 160G, the arowana was previously in a 230G from previous owner. My stock includes a 12" tiger shovelnose, 12" jaguar, 5 bala sharks from 7"-12", 3 full size angel fish, 4" firemouth, 8" flagtail, 12" black ghost knife fish, about a dozen plecos ranging in size from 4"-12", marble catfish, and a variety of other little catfish. The water quality is prestine. I have 4 large filters, do monthly water changes, never any issues with water quality or fish health. I actually just did a water change a week and a half ago.
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