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post #1 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
Harlequin Rasboras refusing to eat

Hello.

I have somewhat of a problem. And yes yes I know it is partly my fault, but I need to fix it.

I was recently away for about three weeks. The person that I asked to take care of my aquariums while I was gone apparently neglected them.

I have 8 Harlequin Rasboras in a community tank and they refuse to feed. I feed them Nutrafin Max and they would always eat it before the neglect happened.

I'm changing as much of the water as I can, as often as I can, but they still refuse to eat.

What do I do?? I've never had this sort of problem before. I'm also having problems with the Corydoras that share the tank, but I will be posting that in the catfish section.

Is there anything I can buy that will tempt them into eating??
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post #2 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 07:14 PM
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What all have you tried feeding them? Just the nutrafin? Try some frozen food like bloodworms.

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post #3 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
Jaysee, the only blood worms available near me are the freeze dried kind.

I had some decapsulated brine shrimp eggs. I rehydrated them and they wouldn't touch those either.
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post #4 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 07:34 PM
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Try'em. Can you post a video of them?

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post #5 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
Ahhhhh. I ran to the walmart nearby and picked up some Tetra Shrimp Gel food. The harlequins are eating now. That still leaves the matter of they corydoras though. I'm so relieved they are eating.

Edit: And now they are back to ignoring the food. . . I'll see if I can get my husband to help me with recording them while I try the brine shrimp eggs again.

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post #6 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 07:44 PM
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I just want to see what they look like - they dont have to be eating (or not eating).

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post #7 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Allrighty. Here's the video. At the very end you can see the majority of the gel food they did not eat.

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post #8 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 08:06 PM
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they look good. What's their poop look like?

are the corys in the same tank?

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post #9 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
I have yet to see them poop actually. They are sneaky poopers. And yes, the Corydoras are in the same tank. They are very afraid to come out however.
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-30-2013, 08:31 PM
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"P.H. is 6.4
Ammonia is 0.25 ppm
Nitrites are 0
Nitrate is 40 ppm" ---from JadaNae27 Cory post.
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