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Old 01/08/2018, 10:06 PM   #1
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Banana eel not eating

So I got a banana eel off DD a couple months ago he was eating every other day up until about about a month ago I'm not sure why he stopped and I've tried everything to get him to eat but no luck and he's swimming like he's hungry everyday I really don't want him starve so any suggestions on how to get him to end his hunger strike would be greatly appreciated


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Old 01/09/2018, 09:20 PM   #2
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What was it eating before it stopped? Did you try feeding anything else? My JDM eel stops eating from time to time over the years. One time for 3 plus months then bam back to a eating machine. If it looks healthy it will more then likely be fine. I would keep trying to feed every day and offer different foods.


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Old 01/09/2018, 09:40 PM   #3
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My snowflake did this too but sadly he starved himself to death and i dont know why. The water was good and I tried a varied diet but he never seemed interested


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He was eating shrimp and since he stopped eating I've tried shrimp, krill, squid and silversides he won't eat any of it. He looks healthy just don't want him to starve


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Old 01/10/2018, 02:57 PM   #5
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My snowflake did this too but sadly he starved himself to death and i dont know why. The water was good and I tried a varied diet but he never seemed interested

He seems interested when I put food in the water he starts to swim around but won't eat

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Old 01/10/2018, 04:16 PM   #6
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Try to vary its diet. I agree with the above, they can go for long periods without eating, and then resume like its normal. Of course this is not the ideal case. Any new additions, equipment changes, water quality changes?


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Old 01/11/2018, 10:23 AM   #7
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Try to vary its diet. I agree with the above, they can go for long periods without eating, and then resume like its normal. Of course this is not the ideal case. Any new additions, equipment changes, water quality changes?
Since he stopped I've tried a variety of food with no luck.
I did add a snowflake eel recently but he's disappeared other than that everything is the same


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Old 01/11/2018, 12:49 PM   #8
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When you say it was eating every other day, how much? It could just be satisfied right now.


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Old 01/11/2018, 02:30 PM   #9
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You could try krill, because I was trying to feed my snowflake shrimp and clam for awhile and the only food that got him to eat was the frozen krill.


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Old 01/11/2018, 11:18 PM   #10
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When you say it was eating every other day, how much? It could just be satisfied right now.
When he was eating he would eat a whole shrimp every other day. Satisfied for over a month though?


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You could try krill, because I was trying to feed my snowflake shrimp and clam for awhile and the only food that got him to eat was the frozen krill.
Tried it he completely ignores it


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Old 01/11/2018, 11:31 PM   #12
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When he was eating he would eat a whole shrimp every other day. Satisfied for over a month though?
As I said before my Dragon went 3 plus mo's without eating. 1 month is not that long for a eel. They can slow down their metabolism and conserve energy big time. As a eel owner it can be scary to watch because natural reaction is to make sure your eel is well taken of. Give it time.....


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