picky eater

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    dannyboy PLUHH VIP Member

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    I've had my spiney box fish now for several months but all I can get him to eat is freeze dried jumbo krill. He'll eat as much as I offer but won't touch anything else, any ideas to get him to eat a variety of foods? Thanks
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    he may never eat anything else you just have to keep trying different things. get some garlic extract and put on its food when trying to feed it.
     
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    They are notoriously picky eaters and difficult to get eating in the first place, it's a good thing he's found something he likes at all. Daugherty is on the right track to soak different types of food in garlic extract. You can make the garlic extract yourself, but Kent Marine and SeaChem also make garlic additives for food. Garlic is an appetite stimulant in fish and it may work to get him to try new things. If he doesn't take to anything else, you'll have to continue with the krill.
     
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