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why won't my naso tang eat?

Discussion in 'New Hobbyists' started by diz, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. diz

    diz New Member

    :help: Hi! i'm new to the board! I just got a naso and a sailfin tang a couple of days ago. I've been trying formula two (frozen) and dried brown/green algae sheets to feed them. the sailfin will eat the formula two and bits of the sheets...the naso however, doesn't seem to be eating either (at least during the time I've watched her). he picks at the the LR and LS here and there, but leaves the sheets alone
    any suggestions?
    thanks,
    diz
  2. ejensen

    ejensen New Member

    Try live brime shrimp. Sometime they need live food to get them eating.
  3. ivanfj

    ivanfj Guest

    Agree. Try live brine shrimp. Fishy find that hard to resist and try soaking it in garlic.
  4. hardasaroc

    hardasaroc New Member

    what size tank are they in?:notsure:
  5. diz

    diz New Member

    I didn't know the tangs would eat brine shrimp! I'll give it a try!
    They're both in a 55g tank.
    Thanks,
    diz
  6. hardasaroc

    hardasaroc New Member

    they also still may be getting used to the new tank..
  7. raccoon

    raccoon New Member

    I had the same problem with my Raccoon butterfly, he would not eat formula 1 or 2, or even frozen brine. He only goes after the live brine and sometimes will just look at it and swim by. I also found out that the Raccoon in the wild usually eat at dusk/night. try to find out if your naso has the same case.
  8. jlem

    jlem New Member

    The naso could be very stressed being in such a small tank with another tang. Is there much swimming room? Naso's in the wild usaually hang out in the open water around the reef and not really within the rocks.
  9. ejensen

    ejensen New Member

    Since you are new, say hello to the tang police.
  10. jlem

    jlem New Member


    Originally posted by ejensen
    Since you are new, say hello to the tang police.

    :D
    I like to be known as someone who cares and likes to help somebody that made a bad decision since we all do. But hey Tang police will work for me
  11. dana&pj

    dana&pj New Member

    I had the same problem with my naso. I got a bag of grape calurpa from the LFS and he ate that until he was more comfortable with his new home. He still won't eat much of the frozen food, but he loves the algae sheets and eats them heartily now.
  12. diz

    diz New Member

    :happyfish I tried some frozen formula 2 that I had and she ate it up! she's still rejecting the algae sheets, but as long as she eats something, I'm happy!
    thanks for all the suggestions!
  13. diz

    diz New Member

    tried some frozen formula ONE that I had!

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