Porky is still barely eating. Very active though! UPDATE!!

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Porky is still barely eating. Very active though! UPDATE!!

Post by hadla » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:41 pm

I still need to try an earthworm so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I also need to try garlic. Just wondering if anyone has suggestions? I can try live brine again... will give water parameters when I get it tested later today at my lfs, yes they use the liquid kit :P but had it tested before I brought him home and my nitrates were high so I did a 50% water change before putting him in. :/ he still looks about the same as the pics I posted. No obvious signs of stress, the coloring is fine. Maybe it's just a hunger strike that I heard about?

Update: I knew they'd be irresistible to her!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gBuLddPGSig
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Re: Porky is still barely eating. Very active though! UPDATE!!

Post by Iliveinazoo » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:49 pm

Fortunately I can't remember if my puff has ever gone on hunger strike but with other fish in the past I went the live brine shrimp, increased water changes and thorough filter clean route - but I'm sure that you keep a very clean tank.

By the way that vid makes me want to go out and get him a bag of live brine shrimp!

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Re: Porky is still barely eating. Very active though! UPDATE!!

Post by hadla » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Ha! I think he's still getting used to the tank so I have to be careful not to freak him out :/ like I tried an earthworm but heaven forbid the big bad feeding tongs get near him! XD
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Re: Porky is still barely eating. Very active though! UPDATE!!

Post by jasonrusso » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:36 pm

How is she/he doing?

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Re: Porky is still barely eating. Very active though! UPDATE!!

Post by hadla » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:10 am

She got stuck to the filter intake a few weeks ago and died cause I didn't notice her in time
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Re: Porky is still barely eating. Very active though! UPDATE!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:10 am

What kind of filter is this on a SW tank? You should be using live rock & a protein skimmer ONLY for a SW system. Sorry for your loss.
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Re: Porky is still barely eating. Very active though! UPDATE!!

Post by hadla » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:25 am

I know, it was a hob for water flow and I had blocked off the intake with live rock
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