my new gar is still not eating day 10 or 11

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So i havent tried to feed my fish for 2 days after the gar still did not eat after a week i figure i would try again today and maybe he will be hungrier. So on day 7 he bit the fish that i was dangling with a string but let go and gave up. Today something almost spectacular happened after making sure my cat fish and oscar were on the verge of popping and they couldnt take another bite. I tied my string to my toothpick and got a nice to dangle infront of my gar he didnt seem interested and i realized thats cause the cat fish was coming from behind him and he ate a third fish. So i gave it another ten minutes and tried again. He came right out of his cave and snagged the fish. I pulled my toothpick out and excitedly watched him scarfing the fish down and bringing it back up all the while singing a dancing to the tune of something like " i know what my gar likes" I was beyond excited when he finally got the head down since i was starting to get worried that the fish was to big. He laid down and spit the fish out after keeping it down for a minute. The fish was only 3-4 inches long and i have seen them eat much much bigger fish online. Should i be worried should i be excited i figure he is just taking it in steps first a bite than a taste than a complete swallow. When i tried to feed him again a smaller fish with no head and he wasnt interested one bit. I did all this with the lights off since he still just lays on the bottom when they are on.
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: my new gar is still not eating day 10 or 11

Noddy so help here???
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evry1likesmike replied the topic: Re: my new gar is still not eating day 10 or 11

yea noddy pleae help i got more feeder fish today ten and put them in the tank about 30 minutes ago im not sure what they are they are bigger than guppuies some are black some are white i think the name starts with an m. So far one is missing the oscar is still full but the rtc keeps hunting the fish when they get close so i think she might of picked him off. im gonna do a water change tonight or tomorrow so the gar is prolly gonna be in a bad mood again for a couple of days. i wish i got another oscar lol.
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evry1likesmike replied the topic: Re: my new gar is still not eating day 10 or 11

as i was clicking send my cousin started calling for me and said the gar got one so i guess he is going to live haha. I know he is a nocturnal and spooky fish but how do i get him adjusted to the lights and such anytime i get to see him move since the first two days is with the lights off
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: my new gar is still not eating day 10 or 11

Red light bulbs at night will allow you to see him and still allow him to think it is dark. Red has a shorter wave length than yellow light.
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evry1likesmike replied the topic: Re: my new gar is still not eating day 10 or 11

that is a great tip rocksor i am pretty pumped to try it out
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