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Brichardi and comp can't grab food.

Postby bigsloe » Mon May 21, 2012 6:22 pm

I have a 150g tang tank..recently I've noticed 2fish that seem unable to grab their food. They try and try but it seems their mouths aren't opening fully, and their aim is off. Please help so I can get these guys back healthy. Thanks in advance..BS
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Re: Brichardi and comp can't grab food.

Postby triscuit » Tue May 22, 2012 8:39 pm

We need some more information...
Who else is in the tank?
How is your water chemistry (please tell us pH, temp, NO3, etc)?
What are you feeding?
Do you notice any other symptoms (sunken bellies, stringy poo, pale or dark coloring, frayed fins, etc)?
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Re: Brichardi and comp can't grab food.

Postby bigsloe » Tue May 29, 2012 9:43 pm

Hey, sorry for the late response...I was away for a few days camping. There are 2 neo cylindricus, 4 neo leilupi, some brichardi, 4 petricola. Parameters are good. All other fish are eating, acting normally. They've been together for some time. The male brichardi is starting to show a sunken belly. I assume it's from not eating enough. I'm feeding nls pellets. I hope this helps....temp is77.
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Re: Brichardi and comp can't grab food.

Postby triscuit » Tue May 29, 2012 10:01 pm

bigsloe wrote: Parameters are good.


Please provide numbers... if you don't have a test kit, your lfs can test your water for you.

Otherwise, that's a really aggressive mix of fish. I'd be looking for the bullies as part of the problem.
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