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    Question Powder Blue Tang not eating!

    I bought him a week a good now and he has not eaten yet. and i am getting worried that he will starve to death. what should i do? i feed all the fish Ocean Nutrition prime reef flakes 3 times a day and i put a piece of seaweed in on a clip in the tank once a day.





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    Is he picking around at the rocks at all? If not, then he probably is very sick. Can you post a pic of him?



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    Try some frozen food...I have never even heard of flakes for marine...I give my betta flakes some times but that's about it. They have a frozen cube called formula 2 by ocean nutrition...you can try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slappy*McFish View Post
    Is he picking around at the rocks at all? If not, then he probably is very sick. Can you post a pic of him?
    he isn't picking at any of the rocks.



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    is he being stressed bay any other fish? Lawnmower blennies. Other tangs?
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    What is the size of the tank, how long has the tank been up and what is your experience level?

    This is one of the more difficult fish to keep.
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    Powder Blue's have a pretty notorious track record of being very difficult to keep. The keys are getting good healthy specimens that are eating in store, having an extremely well established tank (1yr plus), and keep them as stress free as possible to avoid Marine White Spot, aka Ich. Usually once they have stopped eating/are not eating it is VERY difficult to stop their demise. Does the PB have ich (white spots all over its body including fins)? I would feed the frozen Formula Two (and One), and different dried veggies until you find something it likes. But if it is not even grazing on the live rock, its odds are not good . Sorry, hope this helps!



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    try buying some garlic flakes if you cant get them then soak your flakes in the juice from a crushed garlic clove this has always gotten fish with me to eat in past!
    good luck
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    try buying some garlic flakes if you cant get them then soak your flakes in the juice from a crushed garlic clove this has always gotten fish with me to eat in past!
    good luck
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    I'd say take him back but, if you are persistent, try frozen mysis and leave the powerheads on while feeding. Soak the mysis in garlic if you really want to.
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