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New Loaches Not Eating

Posted By: Lane <l_nielson@email.msn.com>
Date: Saturday, 21 October 2000, at 1:37 a.m.

I have four clown loaches ranging from 1.5" to 3" in length. They are healthy, active, and fun to watch. Recently I came across two larger clown loaches in a local fish shop, one approximately 5" and the one 4". This was a surprise find for me and I could not resist purchasing them. I have had them now for seven days. I have yet to see them eat anything. I have tried tubiflex worms, shrimp pellets, flake food, blood worms, brine shrimp... all the things my other loaches appreciate, but it does not appear the new loaches are interested. They are still active, look ok, and do not appear to be sick, but I am nervous about them. Any suggestions for getting them to eat, or ideas for why they aren't eating will be appreciated.