Dear lord, is that uneaten food just scattered on the bottom. You are polluting the tank with throwing everything at it. Turn lights off, do a massive WC, go to livefoods, doing a lot of hoping/praying
You're in panick mode bc it hasn't eaten fir 3 days, so you throw the kitchen sink at it.Im not polluting the tank at all... I change the water and suck all that crap out after. Of course I am going to try anything, he hasn't eaten a single thing since ive got him. He doesn't have the strength at all at this point to even catch live food. He's completely ignored everything ive thrown in there. Including live black worms and live mysis.
You're in panick mode bc it hasn't eaten fir 3 days, so you throw the kitchen sink at it.
Ive gone 7+ days with fish not eating bc its acclimating. Have i had fish starve to death, yeap. Chalk it upto the changes were just too much for the lil guy. But throwing up-teen food choices at it is counter-productive IMO IME.
Id stick with live blackworms in very small amts.
It either going to come around and eat,or so shaken up that it will die.
IMO throwing up-teen foods at it is shaken its acclimation into near complete failure.
I wish you all the best getting things turned around. Im just saying to make the environment as calm as possible. No lights, keep trying live blackworms in small amts. Ride it out with blackworms until one if two things happen.Its been well longer than 3 days... Its emaciated, not just a pinched stomach. You can see his ribs, his stomach is sucked in, he's getting HLLE from the no food and can barely swim. 11 years of doing this and ive never had a fish actually starve to death because it refused to eat. They always come around especially when I feed live black worms
How big has he grown? I was looking at the captive breed on TSM but im incredibly nervous adding him to an already established 3inch yellow and around 3inch purple.Sorry man, wasn’t anything you did. The store probably knew it too. I have 2 biota YT they come small but feed vigorously as soon as they’re thrown in the tank and grow fast. Keep in QT tank for couple months till they grow some and they’re good to go for DT. Also I’m sure you’ll never get a fish without seeing it eat first again.