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Arosub 01-06-2017 10:47 AM

How long can a RED survive without food?
 
How long can a Red goes without food?

Mine has not been feeding for a month! Any advice, I tried from worms , mp, cricket and live feed but to no avail.

Water parameters is good , the soon hocks that I have is still eating.

ethanleow 01-06-2017 12:07 PM

Soon Hock is eating doesnt mean anything. Soon hock can live in the worst of water condition like torsat

streetsmart73 01-06-2017 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Arosub (Post 9992006)
How long can a Red goes without food?

Mine has not been feeding for a month! Any advice, I tried from worms , mp, cricket and live feed but to no avail.

Water parameters is good , the soon hocks that I have is still eating.

Bro, how old is your red and its size?

llewellyn 01-06-2017 01:50 PM

You can try to deworm but not necessarily will work.
The longest fasting was more than a year with ample food (pork, sotong, prawns) given but refused to eat.
Eventually died. I believe there's some underlying conditions which I didn't manage to detect or solve.

But most of my fasting arowanas will start eating within two months without doing anything....
The fasting was due to change of food or bored of eating the same food.

Arosub 01-06-2017 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by streetsmart73 (Post 9992015)
Bro, how old is your red and its size?

Quote:

Originally Posted by llewellyn (Post 9992017)
You can try to deworm but not necessarily will work.
The longest fasting was more than a year with ample food (pork, sotong, prawns) given but refused to eat.
Eventually died. I believe there's some underlying conditions which I didn't manage to detect or solve.

But most of my fasting arowanas will start eating within two months without doing anything....
The fasting was due to change of food or bored of eating the same food.

It is about 3 years old , I bought it from another hobbyist . At first it was eating but when I shifted the other arowanas out , it refused to eat.

Could it be a change of enviroment?

streetsmart73 01-06-2017 04:55 PM

At times, aros can be stressed out missing its regular companions in the tank.

Maintain good water parameters, the red will come around in no time.

Honest, my 6-yr-old red ever went off food for more than a month.

Suddenly one day, it feeds again:D

Arosub 02-06-2017 01:49 PM

Quite strangely ,

last night I throw in some mealworms and it takes it readily . Although I mst move away before it actually takes it!

I think my RED don't like my face.....:D:p

streetsmart73 02-06-2017 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Arosub (Post 9992107)
Quite strangely ,

last night I throw in some mealworms and it takes it readily . Although I mst move away before it actually takes it!

I think my RED don't like my face.....:D:p

:D machiam your red is shy hor :D

llewellyn 02-06-2017 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Arosub (Post 9992029)
It is about 3 years old , I bought it from another hobbyist . At first it was eating but when I shifted the other arowanas out , it refused to eat.

Could it be a change of enviroment?

Anytime you made changes they will need some time to get used to it unless they are very comfortable with the new environment.

bian27 14-06-2017 12:50 AM

Mine ever 4 month no eat.. Then 1 day it suddenly took 7 BF at one go


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