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Old 01-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #11 
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I haven't tried the live food, but I have tried flakes and peas with no success. I've never given him live food, so I am a little hesitant. I do have these awful gnats in my apartment though that I suspect he sometimes catches. Fruit flies or drain flies? They came with the apartment :( I found one floating in his water during this current hunger strike.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #12 
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I haven't tried the live food, but I have tried flakes and peas with no success. I've never given him live food, so I am a little hesitant. I do have these awful gnats in my apartment though that I suspect he sometimes catches. Fruit flies or drain flies? They came with the apartment :( I found one floating in his water during this current hunger strike.
Live foods will stimulate his appetite more than anything... naturally... its hard for a predator to ignore a squirming... thing....
peas are not really reccomended though....

Buying live foods is the BEST way to go to prevent any unknown parasites or diseases IMO....

Keeping fruits in the fridge will help cut back on fruit flies... and if you have a garbage disposal, try tossing down a slice of lemon and turing on the disposal... it will kill any bacteria and also help prevent the little buggers
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #13 
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How about trying soaking foods (pellets usually work better) in garlic juice? And, if you can get him to (if you can find it) frozen daphnia is good for them - plus works like peas, and cleans them out while allowing them to be able to digest it properly.
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