Feeding a Queen Angelfish

Pike614

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Hi,
I just got a Queen Angelfish, Adult about 5" or so, on Thursday. I did a 2 hour drip acclimation, and it has not yet shown any interest in food. Looks perfectly healthy! I have offered sponge, fresh oysters, nori, mysis, krill, brine shrimp...is it normal for them to take a while before they begin eating? It swims around without even showing interest in it!!
Any information will help!
Thanks!
 

Shane Hoffman

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Did you witness him eating at LFS??? If so what were they feeding him?? Also its not uncommon for fish to not eat on their first day in a new tank. I also think 2 hour acclimation is way to long. That water probably got pretty cold while you were acclimating. Just give him a few hours or a day before you worry.
 

Pike614

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I bought him from an online retailer, so I did not get a chance to see him eating. They said he was eating oysters...so I tried them first. My acclimation system in in my sump (a 150 g tank) so temp was not an issue....I was not concerned yesterday...but now that we're into the 3rd day without eating, I am a little concerned.
 

tom atchison

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my queen eats everthing including pellets.mine is 2 in. ive heard the bigger the harder to get started. try live brine if you havent already
 

Pike614

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thanks Tom, might have to try that.....wanted a small one but they sent a big one!! Also an adult...juveniles seem to be easier too. It is one awesome fish, wish he'd eat!!!
 
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