To feed or not to feed?

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    KatiB

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    Ok, just added my first fish (Firefish) and a Feather Duster and a Xenia. Should I wait to feed and let them get acclimated to the tank? (I did a drip acc. when I brought them home.) The LFS held the Firefish through the holiday for me, and I saw him eat Friday before I bought him. He perks up when the tank lid opens and appears very active and alert. Ok, so he either knows it is food or is looking to escape....but :) either way he perks up. LOL

    I'll post pics in my build thread after the tank clears a bit. :grumble: I knew I should have left the PHs alone.
     
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    Go ahead and feed him if he'll eat. Some of us eat in stressful times. :lol:
     
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    Ok cool. Thanks :)
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Plus you never know how much food they got prior to being shipped to the lfs. I feed my fish as soon as they get in, just to get their mind off the fact that they were stressed :mrgreen:
     
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    Thanks Wonton... I know he has been in the LFS at least a week. I bought him Friday morning, and they had him at least 4 days before that because I was there then too. hehe (I asked) I picked him up today. (They won't put the fish out front for a few days and even longer if they are stressed or not eating. This LFS is a real gem.) I like the idea of making him forget he's stressed tho. hehe
     
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    Congrats on the new additions.
     
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    Thank you! :) I am excited!
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    And you know the rule here by now, katiB -- pics or it didn't happen! :nono:
     
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    LOL They will be up shortly. :D Geez.... I want pretty water too!! LOL
     
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    Im so jealous!! Congrats on your first fish. :D
     
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    Thanks ggNoRe. :)

    wonton - Ha! Pics up. No banning today. :D
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    :Cheers:
     
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    koda_dad Mr. Paranoid

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    Congrats!!! I plan to add a firefish in another month...looking forward to hearing how things go!

    Goodluck
     
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    He was out swimming in the current all happy. Then the Actinics came on....now he's in the rocks somewhere. Since he's new I have no idea if they hide at night or what. :) I keep looking at the tank to see if he's out wandering again. :)
     
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    koda_dad Mr. Paranoid

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    Glad to hear he was out swimming.

    I have a clown that hangs out by my powerhead all day... and a jawfish which although cool...and fun to watch rarely swims out.
     
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    I'd prefer he stay where I can "see" him and know he's ok for awhile.... but apparently he has a mind of his own. :grumble: :mrgreen:
     
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    They hide allot. I didn't see mine for 2 weeks, I thought the other one died he was MIA for a month. He would only come out to eat.:frustrat:
    They are very cool fish when you do get the see them
     
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    Well, I did find his favorite hidy-hole....so I can see he is 'alive' LOL That was my biggest concern at the moment. making sure he's ok.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    Where's the pic? I don't see no stinking pic? The ban timer just got turned on..tick tock tick tock

    EDIT....Oh it's in your build showcase. Nice save.
     
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    :^::^::^: Ya....I hid it in the build thread just to confuse ya. :D
     
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