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my peacock bass wont eat!
Old 09-30-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
 
my peacock bass wont eat!

i recently addaed two peacock bass to a tank i had sitting around...they are active and look great...one problem. they woint eat! its been a few days and they wont eat the krill they ate at the lfs i got them from. what can i do to get them to eat...thet bolt after the krill but spit it out.. should i leave it on the bottom for them to eat later? please help
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
 
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Maybe they are still adjusting to their new home. You could also try some bloodworms.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
 
Feeder fish?

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
 
i almost never feed live feeders due to the danger of disease...will they eat off the bottom if i leqave the krill in the tank? thanks for the help... keep it coming lol
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
 
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I would not leave the krill at the bottom for to long.
Black worms, earth worms, or red worms could be worth a shot. How many days have you had them? I have had a couple fish that did not eat for the first 4-5 days, so they just might need some more time.

They also sell Garlic to soak the food in, helps stimulate pickey eaters.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:03 PM   #6
 
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Krill also causes a negative feeding stimulus in certain fish, even in fish which have been eating Krill previously. I agree, change the diet.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:07 PM   #7
 
is that why they strike at the krill then spit it out? they are very interested but they dont follow through...its only been a few days so ill keep trying.,
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:50 AM   #8
 
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you could always give some feeder shrimp a try.................live shrimp, i would think may trigger a response for eating...........Its not something you want to do on a daily basis, but as a treat every few days it wouldnt hurt...........Might create an apppetite for other foods
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