Clownfish might not be eating?

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    Neno reefs

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    I have had my 2 clownfish since wedsday. Since then they have been swimming, fighting, but now they both swim together. I have been feeding mysei shrimp (until I make some other food). When I throw in the food they both come running and charge the food, then right before they have it in there mouth they turn around?!? I think there getting some food in but is it enough? They both have an indent on there bellies but most of the clowns I see have this. Tomorrow I am going to try some brine shrimp.

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    little_fish Moderator

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    Is the food too big for them to eat? Also skip the brine shrimp, its not very nutritious
     
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    Most of it is small enough to fit in there mouth, I did feed a couple of live brine shrimp to see if they would eat that and one of the clowns loved them, the other might have ate a couple.
     
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    Maybe you can try a different type of food. Most of my fish love rods food, but its very messy so its not too good in regards to waste.
     
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    Sometimes they spit out the unwanted bits. My chromis does that, but he's growing. You could also try soaking it in garlic.
     
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    Are you talkabo garlic extract, or just cutting up some garlic and let it soak in some water with the food?
     
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    My clowns spit out alot of food the first week or so when I had them. I think they were getting used to the food and it may have been a little large for them. Now they are little piggies and eat anything. If they are little babies just give them time to adjust and grow a tad. I broke up the food into tiny pieces for them when they were smaller.
     
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