neutrino wrote:What size tank, how many fish already in the tank, how many angels did you add? Had the neons been eating well before? What's your ph and temps compared to where they were?Taylor Lee wrote:Im nervous that they wont eat. Im feeding them tetra min flakes. My neon tetras wont eat it either. they'll peck at it but not really go after it. But in my 5 gallon the 3 tetras in there love the flakes! Idk why my Angels wont eat. Any advice?
Some possibilities: Angels are stressed from the move and simply need some time to settle down. Neons are upset by the addition of the angels. Angels were stressed at the store or in their travels previous to the store and are not quite healthy. Angels are used to different foods and will take a while to acclimate to what you're feeding. Smallish tank or not many fish in the tank and adding the angels upped the bio-load and is temporarily more than your beneficial bacteria colony can handle.
Whatever their preferences in the wild angelfish are relatively omnivorous in a tank ime and should eat a good quality flake or small pellet, although they can be habituated to a certain food and slow to accept change-- and as already mentioned, just about any fish finds it hard to resist live or frozen brine shrimp. Good point about the glassworms also. Either way, sometimes an irresistible treat breaks the ice with a lot of fish and makes them decide their new home isn't so bad.
Thanks again for every1's feedback! 1 of them will tear up the bloodworms and my other 1 who wont eat flakes either still will not eat. He goes after it but its like he's scared of it or something he'll lip it and taste it and everything and still wont consume it! he's been pecking at my driftwood a lot and i can see how he's cleaned it up from some growths that's on it. But its a 10 gallon tank sometime next month im getting a 55 gallon so they'll be comfortable in that im sure. and i took a water sample to the LFS because its getting slightly hazy. You couldnt tell if the lights were off but when the lights come on you can see a little bit of haze but not much. My water results came back and the man told me "Ammonia is a little elevated, There are some nitrites and some nitrates and the P.h. is almost 7.8 so that's a little elevated, but it looks like your tank is about a week old (2weeks old actually) but you shouldnt have to worry because i dont think the ammonia is going to raise any higher based on your nitrites and nitrates in the water so its doing something and breaking it down" and those were about his exact words. I just took a pleco out yesterday because it had ich (3 or 4 white, fuzzy, pen tip sized spots) on his tail side and fin. That could be a factor as well. As far as how they look. Their fins stand up just as straight the day i bought them. They are active now and dont just sit in a corner. They do tend to stay together. The one that's eating is a aggressive eater where as the 1 who hasnt eaten anything i've fed him has always been stand back ish and see how it does when the other angel eats it. when he see's its ok he'll swim slowly to it and check it out more. Any ideas on what else could be goin on? oh and the tank stays at around 76 degrees. could that effect them to an extent? Idk what the temperature was in the LFS i bought them from but seein as how 1 is flourishing and the others not, i dont see how temperature could be the problem?
Thanks for every1's help so far!!