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post #1 of 5 Old 05-03-2011, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy my fish is not eating what can I do??:(

it has been almost 2 weeks and I have not seen him eat. what can I do? his belly is getting smaller and smaller why is he not eating? do fish get depressed when others die? the week Ayako died he began to loose alot of weight.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-03-2011, 11:55 PM
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Yes Leogtr, I think they do get depressed and grieve. I have seen the behavior several times after a fish dies, the mate or tankmate acts sad.
Have you tried a different food? Like blood worms, or brine shrimp?

Hope it all works out. Sorry you lost another one. I lost two last week... know how you feel.

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-04-2011, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Yes Leogtr, I think they do get depressed and grieve. I have seen the behavior several times after a fish dies, the mate or tankmate acts sad.
Have you tried a different food? Like blood worms, or brine shrimp?

Hope it all works out. Sorry you lost another one. I lost two last week... know how you feel.
how sad he/she is starving to death. I have tried alot of different things like shrimp, tilapia, carrots and peas, tiny pellets, omega 1 etc. the others love to eat but this little guy is just not taking anything..

not even food thats suppose to increase appetite is working.

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I've never known a fish (unless it was ill with certain type of parasites) to turn down live blackworms. Are you able to find a LFS that sells them??

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I've never known a fish (unless it was ill with certain type of parasites) to turn down live blackworms. Are you able to find a LFS that sells them??
no they do not have blackworms..I got bloodworms to see if he/she will eat them..

the other fish already have swollen bellies from them...

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