01-09-2007, 12:51 PM
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Peacock eel not eating
I have two peacock eels in my 55, bought at the same time ~3 months ago. One of them is very healthy looking, and the other is really thin. I've tried feeding him: Freeze-dried bloodworm, FD brine shrimp, FD tubifex, shrimp pellets (Wardley and Top Fin), cichlid pellets, betta pellets, and FD krill. He doesn't really show any interest in any of them. His behaviour has also changed over the last month or so, before he would swim the length of the tank and check out the filters. Now he's usually just sitting across the top suction cup of the heater. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else to try? I'm afraid I'm going to lose him :(
Here's a pic of the healthy one:
and here's one of the skinny one:
You can't really tell from that pic, but his body is thinner than his head all the way back, whereas on the big one there is a nice big bulge that you can see in the top pic.