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Old 10-04-2010, 05:38 PM   #1 
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My Dragon isn't eating ... :-/

The dragon delta I bought on Sat is being quite the finicky eater...He ate 3 pellets in
his temporary cup though when I brought him home.
But in his new tank, he's spitted out all the pellets I've offered. Two different brands.
I offered dried brine shrimp, no dice. Spits it out.
I put some pellets in his betta log, hoping they would soften & sink where he'd find them...they look untouched.
My other 2 devour the offerings...What else can I do?
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:55 PM   #2 
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Just give him some time...hes probably settling in, it's only been a couple days ;)
Try pre-soaking his pellets in a little tank water until they're nice and soft....i do that regularly for everyone now, it reallymakes things easier for them to eat and helps reduce bloating. ;)
Also, ditch the freeze-dried and get frozen....freeze-dried has very little nutritional vlaue and can cause bloat easily.

Just keep offering him food, remove any he doesn't eat, and eventually he'll eat :)
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #3 
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Thanks Dragon!

Really? Oh man, I thought I was getting them a good product w/ the freeze dried. :/
I'd like to start a brine shrimp nursery eventually. :)

The current is so low the food just sits on the top, easy to scoop out...I wil try softening it
up beforehand.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:13 AM   #4 
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Haha, sure thing! :)
Yeah, freeze-dried is tricky....you CAN feed it, but it can be a hassle since you have to really pre-soak it properly and it really has very little nutritional value...so I reccomend frozen instead. All up to you though if you want to go through the hassle with freeze-dried or not ;)

Cool xD Yeah, I've found its so much easier for my fish to eat the pellets when they're pre-soaked. :)
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:53 PM   #5 
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Well this morning he ate like, 1/2 a pellet...and he had built a very big bubble nest that night too...He's super active, all jacked up LoL and a flair monster. I'll get some live food, he surely can't resist that right?
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:17 PM   #6 
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LOL xD Well that's progress! Haha, live food is awesome, but you want to get him used to pellets first before you feed him anything else....otherwise you'll NEVER get him to eat pellets ;)
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:43 PM   #7 
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Woohoo!

OK he finally ate 3 pellets at once today LoL ... Right after I post about the frozen foods.
Silly boy!
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:11 PM   #8 
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Haha, awesome! XD Yup, sounds like he's settling great ;)
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:33 PM   #9 
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yeah, he was probably just nervous about his new home, glad he's feeling better!
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:50 PM   #10 
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It sounds like he's settling in now.
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