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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think I've ever seen a more frustrated fish. She seems very angry that she can't swim around well and is really trying to move like she normally would. Poor baby
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I feel like frozen or live foods would suit her better. Get something like frozen daphnia or mini bloodworms. Frozen baby brine shrimp (or just adults) work well, too.

Just cut a tiny chunk off, thaw it in tank water, then drop it in.

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I feel like frozen or live foods would suit her better. Get something like frozen daphnia or mini bloodworms. Frozen baby brine shrimp (or just adults) work well, too.

Just cut a tiny chunk off, thaw it in tank water, then drop it in.
I'll try, I'm not sure where I can get them locally though. Thank you!
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Petco and Petsmart have BBS. Go to the freezer (where they sell frozen pinkie mice) and there should be some various foods. Basically anything labeled for freshwater fish should work.

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Ahhhhhh. Thanks again :)
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Gave her a tiny tiny bit of pea yesterday, and this morning she's looking much better! Don't think I'll be feeding her today, even though she looks quite tired, but her fins aren't clamped and she's swimming all over (albeit slowly). :) Should be getting some frozen food for her between this morning and Sunday, as well as some cory friends! My younger cousins were all over her in sympathy about her "tummy-ache" yesterday and frequently came into my room to check on her❤. Thanks for the advice and everything!
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What brand pellets are you feeding? my girl is the same after 3 pellets she was at the top all day tilting on the side, i skipped a day of feeding and gave her daphnia and hse is good now, turns out the quality of pellets might be the cause, or maybe they just like frozen food, which does not make sense because the seller i got it from fed her only pellets and she was fine. a mixture of frozen and pellets is the best diet.
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What brand pellets are you feeding? my girl is the same after 3 pellets she was at the top all day tilting on the side, i skipped a day of feeding and gave her daphnia and hse is good now, turns out the quality of pellets might be the cause, or maybe they just like frozen food, which does not make sense because the seller i got it from fed her only pellets and she was fine. a mixture of frozen and pellets is the best diet.
The mini Hikari Bio-gold. There aren't very many other brands I can find around here, other than a brand that has really big pellets that she would not be able to handle at all, so I might just go for only frozen food until she's bigger and can handle the pellets better. Though one pellet is the size considered best for her (when soaked as big as her eye, maybe slightly smaller). She also seemed perfectly happy with it, until she got too many
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