Orange Toadish Hunger Strike

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    Hi, I have an orange toadfish that has been refusing to eat for two weeks. Sometimes he comes right up to the food, then grabs a mouthful of water before hiding until I clean up the food. It's PE Mysis. His stomach looks swollen too.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    How long have you had him, and did you see him eating at the LFS? Any other critters bullying him maybe?
     
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    Stomach swollen does sound bab. If a fish is not feeling well it will usually starve itself. Sounds like he wants to eat. :(
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Have you tried offering live foods such as ghost shrimp?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Those fish have to be fed live foods.Frozen wont keep them alive for long.
     
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    It's been about 6 years, and he's loved the frozen food in the past. How long do they last? I haven't found any info.
     
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    About the longest I've heard of anybody keeping one was 3 or 4 years.But you know how that goes with fish tanks,not really anything to go by there.

    Does he still cast his lure like he's wanting to eat?
     
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