Clownfish Will not eat!!!!

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    Nate0712

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    My onyx clownfish will not eat and Im wondering if theres any tips I can get. I had a chocolate chip starfish and he also wouldnt eat Im guessing he is near dead right now. Im scared I paid a ton of money for those clowns
     
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    did they eat in the store before you bought them? what are you feeding? how are you trying to feed them?
     
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    Try some cut up frozen mussel. My clowns love it! Thaw it out in tank water and cut it up small enough for them. Turn off all pumps/circulation let the water calm and push it right in front of them with a turkey baster.

    I am done with pellets and flake (although they did eat those as well) thanks to the great people here on LivingReefs gving great advice!
     
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    Im feeding them frozen shrimp and I tried fakes, but they seem to be eating now I think they were just nervous about their new tank
     
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    It can often take new fish several days to adjust to their new surroundings and start eating.
     
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    Remember to offer them a balanced diet of lots of different types of foods, it will help keep them healthy. My clowns are a bit fussy, and seem to prefer smaller bits of food (as opposed to my old tomato clown, who was a lot bigger and liked bigger bits of food) - they really seem to go for cyclopeeze.
     
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