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Old 05-25-2017, 09:20 AM
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Live black worms and clam on the half shell are excellent foods to get an Angel to start eating, but large angels of the Pomacanthus family are notorious for flukes.
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Usually a pretty easy angelfish was it eating when you bought it
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:32 PM
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What's wrong with dipping?
Dip will stress and probably kill this fish. It's weak and malnourished and it doesn't show any signs or infestation of anything. Why stress it more?
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:36 PM
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Dip will stress and probably kill this fish. It's weak and malnourished and it doesn't show any signs or infestation of anything. Why stress it more?
Because the dip would alleviate the stress preventing it to eat.

No offense but have you dip large angels before? Have you owned large angels?

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Old 05-25-2017, 12:38 PM
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no matter where you buy large angels there is big chance they have flukes even when they are eating.

I bought an asfur and a maculous angel from aquarium village, both eating. But guess what, both had flukes.

https://youtu.be/K3c3XV4jySw

Good luck, hope you get the asfur eating, they are beautiful fish.

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usually a pretty easy angelfish was it eating when you bought it
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You should always ask the store to feed fish in front of you... so you know that it's at least eating..... not if they have anything wrong with them disease wise...imop
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Because the dip would alleviate the stress preventing it to eat.

No offense but have you dip large angels before? Have you owned large angels?
Yes, I've owned large Angels and No, I didn't have to dip them. However I've never heard anyone recommend dipping to induce fish to eat.
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Yes, I've owned large Angels and No, I didn't have to dip them. However I've never heard anyone recommend dipping to induce fish to eat.
You are fortunate to not have to. Flukes can cause a fish to lose their appetite.
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I've had Triggers with flukes and dipping worked on them
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