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How to feed slow eating fish

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Hi

I have a little yellow coral goby who i love dearly, but is getting really thin.  The reason behind this is that he is such a bloody slow eater.  He takes a bit of food and then while he is slowly making his way though it, the others have scoffed everything else.  Have tried him on flakes and pellets/granules but the only thing that interests him is frozen.  Just really slowly.

Any ideas what i can do to help him out a bit?

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Reply #1

I made a small box out of acrylic for my slow eater ( scooter blenny ) put the frozen food in there and put it near where it hides out. Feed the rest of the tank floating food and he soon got the hang of it! Box in = feeding time.

A jar on its side works well too.

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Reply #2

I don't suppose you have the box lying around, the weir i got from you is the best thing in the tank!
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Reply #3

Sorry! the box got broken up for some other project i had lol

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