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Old 05-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #11 
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He isn't responding to food. Should I be worried?
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:22 AM   #12 
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Since you only just got him and he doesn't look particularly healthy, I would not be overly concerned. I've found a lot of fish in similar condition aren't very enthusiastic about food until they have settled in and recovered a bit more.

Just give him time and if he still isn't eating in a few days you may need to get some live food to stimulate his appetite.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:25 AM   #13 
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I shouldn't worry. I've had healthy fish not eat after I brought them home. Keep trying but if he doesn't eat in a couple days, try live or frozen food.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:30 AM   #14 
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It took donqui a week to eat. I had to blow on his food to get his attention. He really improved when mike brought him live brine shrimp.

Good luck!
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:32 AM   #15 
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He finally did pecked at some crumbled pellets. Thanks for the reassurance though. I'm so afraid of screwing this up...

Settling in.



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Old 05-12-2013, 12:46 AM   #16 
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I feel awful about that veiltail in the second picture. He was in the same condition, but he had some more colour on him so I thought he would have a better chance. But his cup is filthy... Sigh.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:57 AM   #17 
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He survived the night!

I told Ci I have decided to name him Fang after White Fang from the Jack London novel. I doubt he'll turn out white (though technically, White Fang the wolf dog was named for his "white fangs"), so it's just Fang.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:39 AM   #18 
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Yay! And I really like the name!
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:40 AM   #19 
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Good luck! I can't wait to see him get better! It's hard to sacrifice your wants for others needs and takes a strong, caring person to do so. This is a truly special thing that you are doing.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #20 
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Skye, have you read White Fang? I'm just wondering, I don't know many people who have.

Lodie, your comment warms my heart. Thank you. <3

Would it be malicious of me to post before and after pictures on the Petco Facebook page?

This morning after a small breakfast of Omega One pellets.




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