Fat Sleeper (Jade) Goby Not Eating

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Hey
My goby has stopped eating. He was ravenous up til last week when he abruptly stopped eating anything. I've tried different kinds of food (so far just store bought dry) but no luck. Everything else is same as it ever was.

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Would wait a week and retry feeding. If not better then consider Epsom salt 1 tbsp per 5g and prazipro.
 

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Post water parameters and tankmates when able.
 

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Post water parameters and tankmates when able.
Ph level , temperature and how old is it?? I mean when did you buy it? If its new then i understand some times old owner or fish shop owners keep them in bad environment which effects their eating by stressing them and they are like today they and tomorrow dont it will be fine when they have adjusted
 

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Post water parameters and tankmates when able.
Ammonia .25 Nitrates 40 ph 7.2

It has been a few months since I checked parameters , the last time I checked Ammonia was 0, Nitrates were 20 though pH was the same as is the tank temp at 78 degrees F. This is a long established tank and these latest Ammonia and Nitrate numbers are higher than the norm so at the very least I need to step up the water changes. I bought the goby on the 25th of January this year and he was half the size he is now so he was young. He's been eating like a hog up til a week ago. He has never had any tank mates.
 

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Ammonia .25 Nitrates 40 ph 7.2

It has been a few months since I checked parameters , the last time I checked Ammonia was 0, Nitrates were 20 though pH was the same as is the tank temp at 78 degrees F. This is a long established tank and these latest Ammonia and Nitrate numbers are higher than the norm so at the very least I need to step up the water changes. I bought the goby on the 25th of January this year and he was half the size he is now so he was young. He's been eating like a hog up til a week ago. He has never had any tank mates.
Maybe he is getting mature and showing signs that he needs tank mates?
 

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Maybe he is getting mature and showing signs that he needs tank mates?
From what I've read this species is solitary, meeting with others only to fertilize eggs then the male drives the female away and watches over the young until they are a certain age then drives them away, so no I don't think he's lonely.
 

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After a 50% water change he's eaten 3 Hikari Red pellets so hopefully he won't starve.
 

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Well, back to not eating. He also won't come out of his cave unless the tank light is off.
 
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