Trying to get Regal to eat

saltyESQ

New member
I have tried:
Nori
hikari mega marine angel
Angel sponge based food
mysis
spiralina flake soaked in garlic

I am going to try:
Cyclopeese
red and purple sea weed
V-pro veg.

anyone know where to purchase V-pro veg?
marine depot doesn't sell it.
 

saltyESQ

New member
yes. I was thinking after a week to throw him into my display and hopefully watches the other fish eat and gets the idea.
 

Earl111

New member
not to tell you what you prob already know, but you should ask to watch the fish eat at the store before you buy it. It's sometimes hard I know but better in the long run. I had a kole that didn't eat for a week as well as a flame. bought them online. Maybe try live brine if you can get em. Good luck
 

GTR

Active member
Either cyanide or stress.

In QT it might help if it has more places to hide.

As far as learning to eat, I'd guess by this time it already knows how. It should at least look at things floating in the water, maybe mouth it and then spit it out. Pickup some live brine shrimp, that might get it excited enough to feed. Not much value food wise but it's a start.

How big is the fish and the QT?

SteveU
 

saltyESQ

New member
Where do I purchase live brine?

40g qt with 30lbs of LR, penquin hob filter and aqua C remora skimmer.

The fish is about 3-4"
 

GTR

Active member
Cover the back, sides and about 1/2 of the front with something dark. Make sure motion seen from the top of the tank is limited. Your fish at this point doesn't have a clue what all this is about and will see most motion as a threat on it's life.

Oh, and stop tapping on the glass. :lol:

Some LFS carry live brine.

SteveU
 

saltyESQ

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12866926#post12866926 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by FOSELONE
your favorite place PTF has live brine...

I got a great deal at PTF! a beautiful golden puffer for a great price. They also have great prices on feeder crabs.

Guess I will go there for brine.

Thanks GTR, I will do that tonight.
 

saltyESQ

New member
almost, I missed the release by an hour.
the fish looks fat and healthy, so I thought it might do well.
 

saltyESQ

New member
5 hours before I put the fish in the tank, I did a 80% or so WC.

thanks.

I plan on doing in 50% WC on Sat (when the prazi pro has run its course)
 
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