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Wandafish
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Food? Help!
« on: June 15, 2010, 02:13:25 PM »

Whenever I give my fish food, right after I leave so she can eat since she is so shy and she won't do anything when I'm there.  After a while I come back and small bits and pieces are gone, but I'm not sure if she's eating them or if they are falling apart into tiny pieces that I can't see, or sinking down to the rocks at the bottom of her tank.  I've never seen her eat and I'm starting to get worried.   Undecided  Any advice?  Does she just not like her food?
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Katarine
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Re: Food? Help!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 02:17:56 PM »

instead of walking away, try going just out of the room, but so you can still see the tank. then watch. if she doesnt come out, then you may wan tto invest in sinking pellets so she can see them. Im assuming shes still hiding in that decoration of yours. Try sinking pellets. Smiley
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Wandafish
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Re: Food? Help!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 10:20:03 PM »

She's gotten much more comfortable!!  She darted around in front of me today and ate her food!  Grin  Thanks for your help!
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Hanna
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 05:30:55 AM »

AWW so good to hear all is ok with her.
Btw, how do you call her?  Wink
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Katarine
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 12:41:25 PM »

Wonderful! thats great news!!! Im so glad shes comfortable!! SmileySmileySmileySmiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010, 01:53:32 PM »

 give them peas they love it and wont be able to wait
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Re: Food? Help!
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 04:43:39 AM »

Hey

I have found that the best way to get the trust from the fish, is to spend as much time as possible near the tank, sitting / walking by - then the get use to you being around and dosnt treat you as a possible danger.

When i feed, i keep my hands near the water - and after a while the eat out of my hand, at first they wont come near, but there is always one that is brave enough, and the rest will follow. Wink
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Katarine
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 01:37:42 PM »

that makes sense actually. Tiger and Sonorus have both had a sniff of my hand, but I prefer just to kinda leave them be. I wish theyd just majically come up, but with all things comes time. they are both so young still
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Hanna
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010, 05:49:10 PM »

Sometimes I wet my finger in tank water dip it into some GF crisps, they get stuck on my fingertip and then I feed our fishies, they come up to the surface and nibble and gobble it off my finger... sooo cuuuute
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Katarine
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2010, 05:54:18 PM »

yea Ive done that too. its kinda cute Tongue
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Nicole
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2010, 11:57:59 PM »

We do that too.  As for nibbling, it depends on what mood they're in and what I've been touching. Wink  If I was just eating baby carrots, cutting up cucumber or (like tonight) eating seasoned french fries, I find they are *quite* friendly with my fingers. Wink
By the way, no baby yet, but we're having some promising contractions tonight.  I'll keep everyone posted. Smiley
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Hanna
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 01:03:34 AM »

I wish I could spend more time arround our aquarium. When I do have my RDO it is so lovely to watch them, wiggle with them and they follow arround the tank where ever I am going.

HEY NICOLE WE ALL THINK OF YOU  Roll Eyes  Grin  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 07:52:15 AM »

ohhhhh, Nicole that's exciting news!!!  I'll keep my fingers crossed that the contractions are the real thing and you have an easy labor and delievery! Smiley

Sometimes I just sit and watch my fish.  It is so relaxing.  Sometimes it makes me fall asleep! LOL! Wink
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Re: Food? Help!
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 11:31:51 AM »

Ooooh Contrractions... Im praying for you Nicole!!! Have a safe safe Delivery!


and Im always watching my fishies. they do some pretty interesting things
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