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Old 11/13/2017, 10:45 AM   #1
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Bimaculatus Anthias Questions...

I purchased a Trio of female Bimaculatus from Divers Den 3 days ago. They are currently in Quarantine and one of the Anthias has not eaten in the last 2 days. I have fed Pe Mysis, Frozen Reef Frenzy, various pellets, various flakes. One of the Anthias seems to be bullying the other two. This is the first time I have tried to keep Anthias and I'm looking for suggestions. I have a 2nd Quarantine tanks setup and can easily separate the trio if needed. Thanks in advance.


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Old 11/13/2017, 03:35 PM   #2
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Do you have a power-head in the tank? They like water movement and will often chase food they think is alive. Sometimes a fish won't ever eat.


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Old 11/13/2017, 04:09 PM   #3
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Do you have a power-head in the tank? They like water movement and will often chase food they think is alive. Sometimes a fish won't ever eat.
I don't have a power head in the tank. Only flow is from the filter since its a QT tank. Easy fix though. I have a spare Mp10 and I'll throw it on and give it a shot. Thanks.


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Old 11/13/2017, 06:52 PM   #4
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@ca1ore Can't thank you enough for your suggestion. Added the MP10 and just fed. They all ate. Big Thumbs up. Thank you!


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Old 11/14/2017, 08:28 AM   #5
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You are welcome! It's a good trick for anthias particularly. I had a group of resplenedents a few years back that were proving very picky. Dropped in a PH and they chased and ate with enthusiasm.


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Old 11/14/2017, 01:43 PM   #6
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+1 new anthias I always dump food in the flow of the power head definitely triggers something


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