My rainbow doesn't want to eat...

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Hi. I want to ask. I just recently bought a 5 cm rainbow shark yesterday. I put him in my temporary 20 gal tank that already have 2,5 - 3 cm black tetra, which there are 3 of them and one leopard bush fish. I am not intending to add another fish since it is pretty much overstock i know. But he hasn't eat anything since yesterday and tomorrow i am gonna have a weekly 25 oercent water change. Is it gonna be okay? And is it okay for him to not eating? As far as i am aware, no sign of white spot, tick, or whatsoever in his scale. Thanks
 

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Hi. I want to ask. I just recently bought a 5 cm rainbow shark yesterday. I put him in my temporary 20 gal tank that already have 2,5 - 3 cm black tetra, which there are 3 of them and one leopard bush fish. I am not intending to add another fish since it is pretty much overstock i know. But he hasn't eat anything since yesterday and tomorrow i am gonna have a weekly 25 oercent water change. Is it gonna be okay? And is it okay for him to not eating? As far as i am aware, no sign of white spot, tick, or whatsoever in his scale. Thanks


The Rainbow Shark will be fine some fish take time to adjust to their new environment.
 

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The Rainbow Shark will be fine some fish take time to adjust to their new environment.
So it is fine? I am just kinda anxious since it is kinda sedentary. He is only moving around a rock inside my tank and doesn't really want to roam the whole tank. Is it normal?
 

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So it is fine? I am just kinda anxious since it is kinda sedentary. He is only moving around a rock inside my tank and doesn't really want to roam the whole tank. Is it normal?
Give a little time the Rainbow Shark will eventually start roaming the entire aquarium.
 

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Give a little time the Rainbow Shark will eventually start roaming the entire aquarium.
ok. Thanks a lot! You are giving me some relief. But is it fine if i am doing a water change a bit? As far as i am aware if i am doing a weekly check of the water parameter after and before changing the water, my water parameter dont change a lot
 

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ok. Thanks a lot! You are giving me some relief. But is it fine if i am doing a water change a bit? As far as i am aware if i am doing a weekly check of the water parameter after and before changing the water, my water parameter dont change a lot

Stick with your water change routine the Rainbow Shark will be fine.
 

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Might try Omega One small grain sinking cichlid pellets. I often use it to entice finicky fish to eat.
 
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