Disinterested Banggai

OhioFrank28

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So, Fri 2/19 I picked up a large, tank bred and raised Banggai from a nearby LFS and he hasn’t really eaten anything since, MAYBE 2 pieces of mysis. He just sits and hides in the corners of the tank, watching his reflection. I’ve tried fish eggs, different brands of brine and mysis and pellet food. It will be floating right in front of his face and he could care less.
There are only 2 other fish in the 75gal tank, a very small Ocellaris and medium sized Pajama Cardinal, neither of which I have seen bully the Banggai.
His mouth/jaw does not appear to be distended in case he had eggs in there. Check water params weekly and all normal.
Any ideas/suggestions? I almost wonder if I can return this guy to the LFS for a less picky one before he starves in my tank.
 
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So, Fri 2/19 I picked up a large, tank bred and raised Banggai from a nearby LFS and he hasn’t really eaten anything since, MAYBE 2 pieces of mysis. He just sits and hides in the corners of the tank, watching his reflection. I’ve tried fish eggs, different brands of brine and mysis and pellet food. It will be floating right in front of his face and he could care less.
There are only 2 other fish in the 75gal tank, a very small Ocellaris and medium sized Pajama Cardinal, neither of which I have seen bully the Banggai.
His mouth/jaw does not appear to be distended in case he had eggs in there. Check water params weekly and all normal.
Any ideas/suggestions? I almost wonder if I can return this guy to the LFS for a less picky one before he starves in my tank.
mine did this for about 3 days. I finally got some brine shrimp, and eggs. that worked too well. they'd eat that and nothing else. then I didnt feed for 1 day...apparently everyone almost starved. now they all eat flakes etc..
 
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Mine did the same thing. For thr first few weeks all it ate was 1 or 2 pieces. I gone through 3 of these guys until the final one I had now, like I said were fussy the first few weeks -- and now eats like a champ.
 
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Is yours wild caught or Captive Bred? Wild caught Bangaiis are known for not doing well.
Was captive bred. The guy is huge, so apparently was eating hardy at the LFS. I went and got the same foods they were feeding him and he still doesn’t care. I don’t usually get concerned of just a few days, but this guy is going on 2 weeks this Fri.
 
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