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    Help! flowerhorn spitting out food

    Discussion in 'Flowerhorn, Blood Parrots and Other Hybrids' started by Zorak, Oct 12, 2013.

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      Recently my flowerhorn has started spitting out any food that I give her (hikari gold pellets, freeze dried bloodworms and tropical flakes). She used to eat with no problem. I am afraid she may have hex or some other parasite/illness. Not acting different still rushes up to the glass when I walk up to the tank and acts hungry. Poop is brown but not sure if it qualifies as stringy. Fish isn't showing any noticeable symptoms. Water conditions should be fine i do weekly 25% water changes and test levels are normal. How do I tell if something is wrong?
       
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      Be patient with it. Don't feed for a couple of days. I've had fish do this before and eventually started taking the pellets again. Also try different food.


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      what's the best pellet for flowerhorns?
       
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      Depends on who you ask. Grand sumo and Chingmix are preferred. I feed my fh hikari products and aqueon cichlid pellets shrimp, tilapia, mealworms, earthworms. My fh is nothing special though as far as color.


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      water change and stop feed few days
       
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      they're just being picky, a couple of days of no food and they'll be back to normal.
       
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      Mine did that once. He decided to be a little diva and ignored all the pellets I gave him for about a week until he started eating again. :screwy:
      He seems to be fine from your description but it's better to be safe than sorry, so just keep a close eye on him for anything out of the ordinary. Definitely suspect something when his poop starts looking stringy and white.
       

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