01-12-2009, 09:50 AM
| || | My Rope Fish has Stopped Eating =[
Info about my tank/fish: I'm a little new to the forum here, but I had a question concerning my rope fish. I've had the species before, having had two for pets while I was in highschool, and I came to acquire another just recently. He's in a spacious tank (currently alone aside from feeder guppies) and I plan on getting a bichir or perhaps another rope for his company. He has a variety of places to hide and find peace if neccessary (rocks, homemade pipe tunnels underneath the gravel, castles...). I don't have a light on my tank, and he gets at least 12 hours of total darkness a day. Onto my problem: I have had this particular fish since Thursday and he has not eaten as far as I am aware. His guppies are still swimming safely about, the shrimp continue to float around uneaten. I understand they feed at night, but I have kept a careful eye on the amount of food that disappears and it really seems that he isn't eating at all. I fear he is unhappy or sick. I tried feeding him bloodworms instead, and he didn't touch those either. He isn't sluggish or lethargic, seems quite active really. He has been surfacing a lot more than I would expect usual, I keep waiting for him to try and leap out but I have a secure lid in place regardless. Any help would be much appreciated, maybe I'm just an overly worried parent! If you need any more information about my tank or situation just let me know, thanks.