New Gold Nugget Healthy?

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Tombutu

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Just bought this new GN today. His stomach doesnt appear to be sunken but he looks a little skinny. Do you guys think hes healthy. And how can i Fatten him up? His poop is brown and not a stringy white so I dont think he has any internal parasites.20200805_173746.jpg
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He only looks just a little underweight at most to me, like you said maybe a bit skinny. Is he eating well? Poop looks ok. Does it eat yet? Did you ask the shop what it was eating & get that food? Sometimes it takes some variety & several days for fish to adjust to a new tank. What size is your fish & tank? Any other fish with it?

I haven't kept gold nuggets of any species (yet, on my dream list). I know they often like warm temps, ~80F. I don't know if they like wood to graze on, many plecos do. It might help to add some. You can look on planetcatfish, it helps if you know its L#. Scotcat & seriouslyfish are good too.

I'm interested in how it does does for you, good luck!
 

Tombutu

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Its an l018 GN, they fish store said they fed it hikari algea wafers but he wont touch them in my 40 breeder. There is driftwood along with rocks. I will try some repashy tonight. Hes in there with a blue phantom, columbian zebra, and a clown pleco (4 plecos total). No other fish. I decided to dose with some GC just incase they have some worms. If he still doesnt eat ill does with levamisole as a last resort. I'm not to worried as his belly isnt sunken and Im hoping hes just adjusting, only his 2nd day.
 

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Some very pretty plecos, are they all small yet? I think 2 x 7 inch plecs might cause trouble in a relatively small tank as they grow...Do the smaller 1s get enough to eat? My clowns were always very much nocturnal & might do well with a feeding after lights out. I assume you have lots of hiding places...

I love Repashy food! I use the Soilent Green, an aufwuchs replacement for my hillstream loaches. There are several types of Repashy, I "think" You GN might like it that kind too. Maybe your clown, not sure of the others, they may be more carnivorous...Variety is always good!

Please keep us posted, I learn while you do :)
 
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