Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:47 pm Post subject: Fish not eating and spitting out food
I have neon eye tetra, cardinal tetras, galaxy rasboro, ottos, micro rasboros, mosquito rasboros, red cherry shrimp, needle nose shrimp, rili shrimp, sundadanio axelrodi, Pseudomogil paskai. I notice that the fish do not eat food nowadays. They bite, eat and spit out. Out of 4-5 only 1 is consumed that too only by some fish. I have cycled through varius fish food without much success. I have used Tetrabites, which they do not touch, used Hikari which they sometimes take, jbl micro granules nova bite, which they do not touch the non red ones, one more JBL feed, which they do not touch. I am running out of ideas. I have 3 other fish tanks, one which has guppies and 2 other with bettas, which come and gobble all these fish food. I asked Umino and they told my fish could have worms initially asked me to use tetracide, and then later told me not to use as it may end up killing fish.
I do not see any sign of any disease. But the fish seem to hide except when I put food. I change water once a week. It is a planted tank, so I dose macros and micros.
Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 3:20 pm Post subject: Re: Fish not eating and spitting out food
I feed them only once a day. I skipped feeding them for 1 day and then fed them, they loiter around eagerly but still spit out the food. I did notice some of my RCS going down, but other fish like micro rasboros are too small to eat shrimplets, and they do not eat food. I also have 4 Amano shrimp quite healthy.
Mine is a planted tank 24x18x18, with chiller (25-26 deg Celsius). CO2 is around 1 bps on timer 9 hours a day (starts before light and closes before light switch off) and lighting is T5HO - 8 hours a day. (6am to 10am & 5pm to 9pm) on timer.
They have not eaten properly for the last 30-40 days, fish look healthy only. Tank does not have algae. Tank does have plants and different kinds of moss.
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Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 12:58 pm Post subject: Re: Fish not eating and spitting out food
Hari, nothing to worry. RCS breed and they will keep them fed
Make sure you do not see much left over food on the substrate. As long as a little is all thats left, the RCS can take care. Ive seen cardinals and some others take a whole pellet and chew around and spit them out.
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