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Silver Shark Not Eating

I purchased a silver shark last week and it still seems to be a little uneasy. It hits the sides of the tank most of the time and is very scared of the other fish, which is kind of funny as the other fish are small portion of its size. Also, it doesn't seem to be eating at all. It stays away when I feed it and I've never seen it eat once. I've tried flake foods, worms insects, lettuce and still no interest.


Any ideas would be a help.

Bec, Australia

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By matt ruler of shark and fighter fish (Guest Post)
July 29, 20050 found this helpful
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I found a little trick for feeding shark fish when they're not eating.

Buy 1 tub of frozen krill, before feeding them crush it up into small chunks, not flakes, chunks when 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 doesn't work try cleaning the algae of the tank and the nitrates by changing the water.

this is sure to help


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November 8, 20140 found this helpful
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Try to feed them blood worms, by just pouring a few in front of them or in their notice. If they are not habituated with blood worms they will not eat at once. Don't worry they will eat gradually.

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July 5, 20050 found this helpful

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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