Baby arowana won't eat

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Theaggressiveoscar wrote: Hello!
Yesterday I bought a baby silver arowana (about 6") and I have tried feeding everything and it won't take a single bite, I've tried sinking cichlid pellets, cichlid bio- gold, frozen brine shrimp, Mysis shrimp, crushed pellets....nothing.....

Whenever I get near the tank the little guy gets soo scared :S he hides behind my pvc overflow
He's in my 150g tank with ~48 baby green terrors (and although he has plenty of room to swim in he only stays in one half of the tank and swims into the glass continuosly :unsure: )

Could it be that maybe he just needs some time to acclimate or does he need a certain type of food?
At the store I was told that he was eating pellets and that he was wild caught.

any help is greatly appreciated :)


I will try that and let you know how it goes.


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Yeah you seem pretty covered here. I started with a 6" silver too and he was fussy. I started him on some hikari carnivore sticks though and he immediately started going nuts for them. Now he is 14" and eats pellets mostly except for every other day I substitute a meal with tilapia, and feed until he is pretty full.

here is a link to the pellets I use, they are called "sticks" but are just elongated pellets:
www.petmountain.com/product/tropical-fish-food/11442-505176/hikari-tropical-carnivorous-sticks.html

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seanjohn25 wrote: Yeah you seem pretty covered here. I started with a 6" silver too and he was fussy. I started him on some hikari carnivore sticks though and he immediately started going nuts for them. Now he is 14" and eats pellets mostly except for every other day I substitute a meal with tilapia, and feed until he is pretty full.

here is a link to the pellets I use, they are called "sticks" but are just elongated pellets:
www.petmountain.com/product/tropical-fish-food/11442-505176/hikari-tropical-carnivorous-sticks.html


Got those too, have been throwing a few in there in the last few days and they disappear, but I think my baby GTs eat them intead of my aro or maybe they just end up in my filter :unsure:
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I'm really confused now......I was able to count how many GTs are in the tank.....there are 15, there used to be 50......
The aro couldn't have possibly eaten them all in a week, right?
I haven't seen the aro eat anything, yet I see poop undreneath the arowana.
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Theaggressiveoscar wrote: I'm really confused now......I was able to count how many GTs are in the tank.....there are 15, there used to be 50......
The aro couldn't have possibly eaten them all in a week, right?
I haven't seen the aro eat anything, yet I see poop undreneath the arowana.


the arowana most definitely could have eaten them all, I'm afraid.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Baby arowana won't eat

:pinch: :pinch:

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GeorgeP replied the topic: Re: Baby arowana won't eat

Called it.
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Theaggressiveoscar replied the topic: Re: Baby arowana won't eat

my god.....that monster, he ate $175 worth of babies :pinch:
But I never see the aro chasing them or anything! maybe at night when they sleep the aro gobbles them up!!! :blink:

But how come it's been like 3 days and there have been 15babies, did he suddenly decide to stop eating them.......whaa?
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guppies?

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cebosound wrote: guppies?

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