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Old 01-23-2018, 10:44 PM
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9 out 10 Mobas are eating except for 1. The 1 that’s not eating is a female and seem very picky. She would eat the food but spits it out. She’s getting thin while others are getting fat. I tried brine, mysis, krill, beefheart, NLS.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:23 AM
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She may get bloated. Put she in another tank and start treatment .
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Maybe tumbling fry? If not I would probably try adding a little Epsom salt to the tank. It can work like a laxative and help dislodge blockages in their digestive tract, ect that may be causing internal issues.
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Maybe tumbling fry? If not I would probably try adding a little Epsom salt to the tank. It can work like a laxative and help dislodge blockages in their digestive tract, ect that may be causing internal issues.
She picked food and spitted out I don’t think she’s holding. This looks like the early stage of bloated.
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Maybe tumbling fry? If not I would probably try adding a little Epsom salt to the tank. It can work like a laxative and help dislodge blockages in their digestive tract, ect that may be causing internal issues.
Yep that might do the trick assuming that the fish are in good condition and showing no other signs of sickness.
If it also has white stringy poo it could have an internal parasite causing it to refuse food.

For me white mosquito larve have always done the trick. No matter how reluctant a fish was to eat no healthy fish could resist those.
Sometimes that is all it takes to trigger the feeding response again.
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Good suggestions above.

How long has this been going on? Even holding eggs, some females will eat a bit, or attempt to. Any other symptoms or off behavior? Does she hold her own with everyone or does she get picked on?
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Thanks everyone. I will start the bloating process and see.
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