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My talaipia won't eat

Discussion in 'Forum Issues' started by ccynthiafaith, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. ccynthiafaith

    ccynthiafaith New Member

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    They have been eating good. But today they wouldn't eat at all. I feed them fish food for pond fish and have given them duckweed and they would not eat that at all . Worms occasionally. Would really appreciate some help figuring out why . Thanks in advance

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  2. adz

    adz Member

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    Hi ccynthiafaith. How old are your fish and system?
    What are your water reading? And whats your water temperature like, if its too cold fish will stop eating.

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  3. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Sometimes they just stop eating for a while. Fishermen all over the world are always trying to figure that one. Why aren't they biting today? Is often the question, and mostly without an answer.
     
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    bigdaddy Super Moderator

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    Hi folks,

    Yes sometimes they will stop eating for no apparent reason ...I found with my Barramundi they slowed down thier eating when the water temp went under 22C and at 20 C they just about stopped eating...I believe tilapia are a tropical fish so if the water temp does drop to being quite cold I would think they would certainly slow down thier eating until it warmed up again...

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  5. Ringer

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    Hi,
    I can almost guarantee , if all is fine one day then no feeding the next unless stressed by a preditor (unlikely) they are definitely responding to an environmental que. Often a change in temp , Ph or any other chemical change will make them "switch off" , also big changes in weather can effect them , even in a tank. Don't stress , fish can go weeks without eating . A starve day once a week if fed everyday , is both good for fishes gut function and vitality and your water condition as well. Typically , fat fish are unhealthy fish (unless in breeding condition).
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  6. Garrett Kondo

    Garrett Kondo New Member

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    I know when it's cold they will not eat. But I'm in hawaii if anything it's hot water evaporates very fast. So the explanation that sometimes they don't eat. I have 2 neighbors around me with fish and they are not eating either. Nature taking its course is the acceptable explanation.


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