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1st time feeding for Africans ordered online

Postby ken31cayman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:08 pm

I ordered 39 peacocks & haps online and am wondering when I should first feed them. They were in transit traveling by ground & air for over two days.

They're all around 3 inches and have been in my 450gal for about 21 hours now and are looking really settled. Most of them have been together and just resting/relaxing in-place the last 16 or so hours, some nudging but no agressive chasing as yet. When I come in front of the tank none shy away and a few come a bit closer and face me.

Should I try feeding them after 24 hours?
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Re: 1st time feeding for Africans ordered online

Postby Deeda » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:56 pm

Why not feed them now? Try some food and see how they react. A reputable seller would have fasted the fish for a couple days before shipping to limit waste production while the fish were bagged to reduce fouling the water.
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Re: 1st time feeding for Africans ordered online

Postby noki » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:23 pm

You can feed them just feed lightly to start. If they are healthy they will eat.
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Re: 1st time feeding for Africans ordered online

Postby ken31cayman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 pm

Ok I fed them some Northfin pellets and they all ate really well.
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