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post #1 of 5 Old 04-12-2007, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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new Oscellaris Clowns not eating

Hi guys and gals! I'm new to the forum and think it's great. I bought 2 small clowns about 6 days ago and have had a hard time getting either of them to eat. I've tried frozen brine shrimp, reef plankton, cyclops, and today Hikari "Marine S" pellets (Based on that company's salesman in my local store). Should I try live food? Any suggestions that you may have would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-12-2007, 06:30 PM
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give them a bit, but yea i have always had good luck getting ones to eat with live brine shrimp, them bring them over to frozen after a week or so.

55 G 4x1.7x1.7
Emperor 400, Fluval 404, undergravel, Resun Cl300 Chiller
1 Blue damsel, 1 yellow tail damsel
1 Koran Angle
1 Long Noise Hawk
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1 Queen Angle juvenile about 6 inch long,, 1 maroon clown fish,
1 hawaiian turkey fish (lion). 1 blue damsel
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-12-2007, 06:40 PM
What happens is that they are starved before shipping so that they dont pollute the water they are shipped in. Sometimes this carries over to the person who buys them. Try soaking the food in garlic from the LFS.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-13-2007, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I appreciate it. I will give them both a try. I guess this applies to the rule of seeing them eat at the store before you buy(rookie mistake #1 and counting). Thanks again!
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-20-2007, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Just to update: 1 clown started eating and the other didn't make it. Got a replacement today and the other seems to be getting along w/him/her. Thanks again for the help!
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