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Getting Pygmy Possum To Eat

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Category: Specialized Discussion
Forum Name: Fish
Forum Description: This is the place to ask questions about fish.
Printed Date: March 20 2018 at 8:53pm

Topic: Getting Pygmy Possum To Eat
Posted By: Jaag
Subject: Getting Pygmy Possum To Eat
Date Posted: December 20 2017 at 8:01pm
I got a pygmy possum wrasse yesterday and would love to get him eating pellets. He had no interest in them. Also he was not interested in frozen food. I do not have many pods as my tank is new. Any suggestions?

Posted By: WaitForIt...
Date Posted: December 21 2017 at 9:57am
I'd try to stock your tank/refugium with pods.  I had luck with mine eating Calanus until he got used to my feeding schedule of frozen food.  It didn't seem to take long, but it did take some diligence.

It is possible that longing for something is actually better than having it. Satisfaction is the death of desire.

Posted By: knowen87
Date Posted: December 21 2017 at 10:06am
I had one of those in an established tank. I got rid of him when I took the tank down because I never saw him. I don't know if he ever at the frozen food I fed him but I doubt it. 

Posted By: Jaag
Date Posted: December 21 2017 at 10:47am
I'm pretty lucky he isn't as timid as they normally are. He will stay out cruising around even when I'm up close to the tank.

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