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Old 02/11/2019, 09:30 AM   #3176
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He is on the thin side but the good thing is his belly looks nice and full As long as he is eating keep him well fed and he will start to bulk up, just takes some time. If you can get him eating pellets that would help a lot as well.

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Old 02/11/2019, 09:37 AM   #3177
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I received 2 idols from a wholesaler last week. One came in with a buoyancy issue and didnt make it past the first day. the other one was eating by the second day. it was funny watching it eat the new food for the first time. He would take a bite of food and shake his head back and forth like he was saying YUCK. Eating brine, mysis, and krill so far. Not much going for nori yet.
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Old 02/11/2019, 10:19 AM   #3178
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He is on the thin side but the good thing is his belly looks nice and full As long as he is eating keep him well fed and he will start to bulk up, just takes some time. If you can get him eating pellets that would help a lot as well.

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You donít think there could be a parasite issue? Iíd expect it to be filled out by now since he mentioned heís had it 4 months and said it eats well


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Old 02/11/2019, 11:15 AM   #3179
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You donít think there could be a parasite issue? Iíd expect it to be filled out by now since he mentioned heís had it 4 months and said it eats well
In my opinion no, i think he looks okay. My two idols took some time to pack on the weight, just keep him well fed and make sure he is not competing for food with tank mates.

I think parasites would be visible and also cause the idol not to eat.

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Old 02/11/2019, 04:18 PM   #3180
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I agree with pfan. Treat it for internal parasites. If it is eating well and not putting on weight by now it sounds like intestinal worms are getting well fed. Treat with MetroPlex. before it loses it's appetite from malnutrition.


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Old 02/11/2019, 05:56 PM   #3181
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Old 02/12/2019, 10:13 PM   #3182
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Thanks for the info. I treated with Prazi Pro when I first got him. He eats pellets well. I have some flake that has dewormer in it, will feed some of that. He has a good size belly on him, so I wasnít overly worried until now


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