Resolved Please help!! All my fish are getting sick!

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    So frustrating! I wish she knew that she will die if she doesn't eat...

    I've tried garlic. I soak, soak! the food in garlic. The other fish love it! Here's what I've tried: mysis, brine with spirulina, cyclopeeze, bloodworms, frozen ocean nutrition forumla 2, frozen ocean nutrition reef formula and this other ocean nutrition meaty food that I can't remember the name of right now.

    I cant think of anything else to try! Any ideas?
     
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  3. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Well, Pablo (male clown) doesn't look so hot today. I'm worried :( I haven't tried to feed them yet, but hopefully he eats.
     
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    slocal Torch Coral

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    The only thing my two dispar anthiases would eat for the first few weeks was coral frenzy. I eventually was able to upgrade to very, very small flakes. They still have trouble with flakes every now and then, but I tend to feed Rod's Food for the tank's second meal so they're still able to eat. I think when they're smaller, even though they have giant mouths, that they really only want food that they can swallow. They won't chew like most fish.
     
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  5. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Thanks. I'm going to look into some plankton or something. The anthias aren't small though, they are pretty big. The largest is 3.5 inches and the smallest is 2 something. The two smaller anthias eat fine, it's just the big girl who won't eat. But I'll look into some type of small food for her and see if that helps.
     
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    pgoodsell Horrid Stonefish

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    If you can get Rod's food, try that. Its kinda pricey, but all my fish go nuts for it.
     
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    slocal Torch Coral

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    I've heard that cyclop-eeze works really well too. Good luck though. Those guys love to eat a lot!
     
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  9. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I've heard that's good food. I haven't seen it anywhere around here, but I could buy some off the internet. And I really don't care about price, I just want her to eat!!

    Tried it. lol none of the anthias will touch that, though my other fish love it. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Ultraner Purple Spiny Lobster

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    +1 on trying rods. My fish also go nuts for the stuff!
     
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    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Thanks. I think I'll order some today!

    Edit: nevermind! It's a frozen food and shipping is insane! I'll call around here and see if I can track some down.
     
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    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Well good news and bad news. Good news first: My anthias is eating! She has decided, out of nowhere, that she loves flake Cyclopeeze. So she's been eating like crazy the past two days.

    Now, the bad news: Those dang anthias also brought ich into the tank. Pablo (the male clown) looks like a mess and has ich all over him. Rex (red velvet wrasse) has a white patch on his fin and the female flame wrasse has ich and white on her fin.

    I'm sooo frustrated and upset about this. The dang anthias that are killing off my tank are doing just fine though! :angry: