My fish hasnt eatten properly nor daily since I had gotten him. No joke. 3 weeks..
These are the things I tried:
Flakes: he liked them for a little while (ate a tiny one every few days for a week) but stopped eating them
Pellets: got 3 different brands (Omega One are the smallest size, and he still wont eat them!)
Soaking them in water, soaking them in garlic juice, crushing them
He wont even eat freeze dried blood worms?
I dont get it! he acts normally, swims around and flares and such, but when I put food in the tank, he'll go up to it, look at it, then take a breath of air and go back to swimming around. Is he blind? He doesn't swim into anything, and glides around and through his cave. I don't understand. I dont have the time to sit there for hours trying to get him to eat his food. I move it around so it looks like its alive or something, and he will just sit there and watch like "what is she doing?"
I usually try around 3-4pm when I get home from college, and he wont eat. When I get home from work around 10pm I try again and he wont eat! he shows interest in whats moving around up there but then swims away.
Im not trying to be gross.. but I dont think I ever saw him 'poop'. like how fish usually have poop hangin out of them sometimes? If I get him food to make him go how do I know he will eat that? arugh. He isnt bloated, and isnt really skinny. He looks and acts normal? BLASPHEMY YOU DO NOT EAT! I wish he wasn't a plakat, so maybe if he ate his tail he'd get some nutrition cause this 30 dollars worth of fish food all over my desk isn't cuttin it!
I dont want him to die of starvation? But how long until he is like "OMG I HAVENT EATTEN IN WEEKS FOOD YAY!"
Why do I always get the overly, unrealistically high maintenanced animals..
This makes me anxious cause I love him, and he is being a .. bleep. Lol.