Help! My angelfish is not eating.

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Heather Carver, May 25, 2016.

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  1. Heather Carver

    Heather Carver Astrea Snail

    Mar 17, 2015
    Hi everyone!
    Saturday night I bought two angelfish (a bi-color and coral beauty). Unfortunately that night I placed them into the tank and the damsels cornered both of them. Sadly, my bi-color died as a result of the damsels attacking it (they are getting rehomed this week). Once that angel died, the damsels started going after the coral beauty. So last night I made a decision to put him in a QT tank, where there is only a dotty back that leaves him alone. Today, he still is not eating and I'm worried. This is what I've tried:
    *brine shrimp
    *mystic shrimp
    *pellets (which is the same thing he was eating at the store)

    Please does anyone have any suggestions? I'm super worried.
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

    Mar 18, 2010
    Akron Ohio
    Damsels are the devil. You were right by putting it in QT. Ditch the damels. What's the water parameters in your QT?
  4. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

    Jul 25, 2011
    Geneva Switzerland
    with all that stress im not surprised he isnt eating.....sponges are CBs favrite food, but that might be a little complicaited to get ur hands on...was the brine live? it might intice him more if offered live foods.....regardless of this though brine does not bring any nutritional value...nauplii in this sense is much better....
  5. mr_tap_water

    mr_tap_water Astrea Snail

    May 17, 2016
    Try giving him some food in a shell something like oysters ,clams, muscles.

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  6. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

    Aug 13, 2012
    since you've moved him, he may just be stressed. that it's no longer being attacked will certainly help - sometimes it can help to add a little garlic to the food to entice but I wouldn't try to force it too much - maybe give it a day before you can expect him to eat. You do need to watch the parameters in QT

    We tend to kind of panic when fish won't eat - of course they need to but going for a couple of days without food won't kill them