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Sick Angelfish or just Picky?

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Sick Angelfish or just Picky?
Old 04-05-2014, 03:14 AM   #1
 
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Sick Angelfish or just Picky?

I have made several posts about this one angelfish in the past. I know the metro-something treatment was recommended but since my other angelfish did the same thing and got better I decided to wait it out and see how he did.... well, its been a while now and he is no longer sitting by the heater all day in the same spot, looking lethargic, with long white/clear poop hanging from him, and only eating a few pieces of frozen food at a time and then rejecting it. (speaking of poop, I have not seen any of his poop lately, which indicates to me that it is probably getting better -- before, his poop would hang there for hours and so it would be easy to see what it looked like.) Now, if he didn't have this one issue (that I will get to), he seems perfectly normal to me, swimming around with the other fish. He comes out when I put food in and seems like the rest of the angelfish to me. However, the issue is that he only eats brine shrimp (with spirulina, but not sure that matters, my angelfish tend to not like the pieces of pure spirulina and spit them out). It's been a while but last time I fed them with bloodworms he rejected those. So, he will not swallow down flake food (tetra or omega) or pellets or blood worms. He will only eat brine shrimp. And, he is also not apathetic about eating, he really goes after the brine shrimp and gets a nice bulging belly if he can get enough. So, I don't know, is he still ill or is he just picky? Maybe I should still treat him but idk why I just get nervous.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:24 AM   #2
 
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Sprinkle some metro on the brine shrimp for a few days since he's eating.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:27 AM   #3
 
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The thing is I do not want my other fish to also get the metro, since he is still in with them, or do I?
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:41 AM   #4
 
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It won't hurt the others, you can put him in a med tank for a few days if you like. I've had pairs where one was slow to eat, didn't want to split the pair, so both end up with a few days of metro in their food. Haven't had a problem yet, been at this for years.
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