I havent seen mine eat either, and they keep dying on me, ive had two of them die, they seem to be doing fine, swimming and doing whatever, but then usually i get up and one morning they are dead. Ive checked all the levels in the water, everything is good. So I dont really know why they keep dying. Any Idea?
ok guys i found a little trick for feeding shark fish
when there not eating
buy 1 tub of frozen krill before feeding them crsh it up into small chunks not flakes chunks wehn it floats to the bottem or middle they will eat it 99% of the time it has worked with all my m8s and i have 7 of them that keep sharks the others keep gold fish . for the 1% of the time that it dosent work try cleaning the alge of the tank and the nirates (think thats the right spelling) by changeing the water
this is sure to help
i have the same problem i purchased 2 silver sharks 2 days ago and i havent seen them eat once, they just stay wher they are while all the other fish are eating. i keep them with 3 guppies and 5 neons. The are very active still and not banging the side. Although they are not eating they still try to get small bitsd that have got inbetween the gravel.
can anyone tell me anything?
Silver Shark, Balantiocheilus melanopterus
Silver Sharks grow to big for the average tank because an adult can reach 14 inches in length which isn't to bad but they are very fast active swimmers and they need a lot of space. They should either be kept singly or in a group of at least 6, if just a pair is kept together the smaller one will often be bullied but they are generally peaceful with other fish. They have not been bred in the home aquarium although they have been bred commercially probably with the use of hormones. They are a very striking fish whilst small and remain so until they become large at that point they begin to fade and become more grey looking.
Their care is relatively straight forward. They need clean well oxygenated water with frequent water changes, pH 6.8 to 7.5, GH up to 15. A varied diet which includes fresh vegetation of some sort and live or frozen food. Tank mates need to be quite robust and able to cope with their active lively nature. But above all these fish are known to be active jumpers and they absolutely must be kept well covered.
Have you contacted the place where you purchased the shark? It doesn't sound to me that it is adjusting to its environment very well..that is obvious..it is just that I am not sure how long it takes them to adapt to a new surrounding. Did you check out google too?
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