Animal Welfare Vote
(1) 2 »
robmayres robmayres
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Joined: 26/2/2007 21:57
  • From Derbyshire
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 54
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 9:51
Fish protest with hunger strike??? #1
Can someone help me? I spotted one of my fish was developing fin rot a few days ago, so I have added the appropriate treatment to the water. Now over the last 2 days all my fish refuse to eat? Any ideas
AmiJane AmiJane
  • Coldwater Adviser
  • Coldwater Adviser
  • Joined: 13/3/2005 12:21
  • From Essex
  • Group: Registered Users
  • Posts: 1721
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 10:57
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #2
when fish are poorly they can stop eating - bit like us really - how is the fin rot doing?? fish are ok without food for a few days - have you got any results for your water?? the treatment might have affected it
We can only please one person a day, today is not your day and tomorrow doesn't look good either
robmayres robmayres
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Joined: 26/2/2007 21:57
  • From Derbyshire
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 54
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 11:16
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #3
If they are ok for a few days then I will stop worrying. They all look fine anyway. Going to have the water tested to see what is going on. Thanks.
fredrick_more fredrick_more
  • Pond Moderator
  • Pond Moderator
  • Joined: 4/3/2005 17:50
  • From Nottinghamshire
  • Group: Registered Users Caresheets FK Supporter
  • Posts: 3171
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 11:19
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #4
What type of food are are you feeding?
robmayres robmayres
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Joined: 26/2/2007 21:57
  • From Derbyshire
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 54
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 11:33
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #5
Normally use flake, but I do treat them once a week with a frozen block mixture.
fredrick_more fredrick_more
  • Pond Moderator
  • Pond Moderator
  • Joined: 4/3/2005 17:50
  • From Nottinghamshire
  • Group: Registered Users Caresheets FK Supporter
  • Posts: 3171
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 11:36
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #6
Is the fish not eating the frozen stuff?
robmayres robmayres
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Joined: 26/2/2007 21:57
  • From Derbyshire
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 54
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 11:39
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #7
not eating the flake. I usually give them the block on a Saturday night. Weekend treat and all that.
fredrick_more fredrick_more
  • Pond Moderator
  • Pond Moderator
  • Joined: 4/3/2005 17:50
  • From Nottinghamshire
  • Group: Registered Users Caresheets FK Supporter
  • Posts: 3171
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 11:43
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #8
I would try a bit of frozen food, and if its not eating that as well then maybe think about getting some live food.
robmayres robmayres
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Joined: 26/2/2007 21:57
  • From Derbyshire
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 54
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 11:50
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #9
Ok, think I will have a trip to my LFS and get some live food, give them a new treat. What about garlic? There seems to be a few posts about that. Do you cut up a clove and put it in or what is the best way of adding it into thier diet?
fredrick_more fredrick_more
  • Pond Moderator
  • Pond Moderator
  • Joined: 4/3/2005 17:50
  • From Nottinghamshire
  • Group: Registered Users Caresheets FK Supporter
  • Posts: 3171
  • Posted on: 28/2/2007 11:58
Re: Fish protest with hunger strike??? #10
I have no idea im afraid, ive never fed garlic to my fish, mainly as i hate it