Harlequin Rasboras refusing to eat
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cyprinids and Atherinids » Harlequin Rasboras refusing to eat

Harlequin Rasboras refusing to eat

This is a discussion on Harlequin Rasboras refusing to eat within the Cyprinids and Atherinids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Hello. I have somewhat of a problem. And yes yes I know it is partly my fault, but I need to fix it. I ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Lambchop Rasbora
Lambchop Rasbora
Filament Barb
Filament Barb
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Harlequin Rasboras refusing to eat
Old 09-30-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
 
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??
JadaNae27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
What all have you tried feeding them? Just the nutrafin? Try some frozen food like bloodworms.
jaysee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
 
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.
JadaNae27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
Try'em. Can you post a video of them?
jaysee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
 
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.

Last edited by JadaNae27; 09-30-2013 at 07:40 PM..
JadaNae27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 07:44 PM   #6
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
I just want to see what they look like - they dont have to be eating (or not eating).
jaysee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #7
 
Allrighty. Here's the video. At the very end you can see the majority of the gel food they did not eat.

Project1_zpsfa598208.mp4 Video by Jada_Harbison | Photobucket
JadaNae27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
they look good. What's their poop look like?

are the corys in the same tank?
jaysee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
 
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.
JadaNae27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
 
"P.H. is 6.4
Ammonia is 0.25 ppm
Nitrites are 0
Nitrate is 40 ppm" ---from JadaNae27 Cory post.
Keleborn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Harlequin Rasboras Are Dying?! JKfish Cyprinids and Atherinids 6 07-18-2010 10:10 PM
Harlequin Rasboras fishyinpa Cyprinids and Atherinids 5 08-06-2009 01:43 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 AM.