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Help! tank mates getting thin

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Post Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:35 pm
bambam507 Level 1 Member
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What do you feed ?

I have a 92 gallon corner tank with 6 misc chiclids and one feather fin cat fish. Two of the peacocks look like they are eating OK and the rest of the tank mates are looking thin stomach area sucked in.

Feed more or change up food? Add another auto feeder?

For the past four years I have been feeding twice a day. Am currently feeding hilarious so king cichlid excel &hikari sinking carnivore pellet

Does any one feed frozen? What do you use?

Post Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:51 pm
bambam507 Level 1 Member
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This has been on going for some time. A few times I have added small goldfish and then they plump up as the goldfish disappeared :)

Post Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:36 am
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Sunken stomach can be caused by underfeeding or an internal parasite/bacteria.

The few times I've had this happen, I kick up the protein in their diet for a while, and it seems to remedy itself. I usually will give frozen shrimp cubes, but only 1-2 times per week. And, let the shrimp cubes melt in a cup or something before you put it in the tank.

Something like this:


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