Perhaps your fish has just become picky and is bored of eating the same food every day. Along with the branded food you feed your fish try feeding them a variety of live foods. If they are still not eating, dont leave it too long. Call the fish vet.
How do I get my fish to eat?
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Will fish starve themselves to death?
A fish can probably go anywhere from a couple of weeks to as much as 6 weeks before it would starve to death, depending on the size of the fish and its original condition.
How do I know if my fish is dying?
Sick fishLoss of appetite.Weakness or listlessness.Loss of balance or buoyancy control, floating upside down, or sitting on the tank floor (most fish are normally only slightly negatively-buoyant and it takes little effort to maintain position in the water column)Erratic/spiral swimming or shimmying. •Sep 2, 2015
Is it normal for a new fish not to eat?
New fish. Sometimes, when you get a fish and put them in their aquarium, you will notice they refuse to eat. This reaction is normal and usually resolves by itself when the new inhabitant of the aquarium acclimatizes to its new habitat.
Should I starve my fish?
Overfeeding is the most common mistake new fish owners make. When you give fish too much food, the remnants can clog your filter and break down into toxins that are harmful to fish. Hence the warnings on fish food packages not to overfeed the fish.
Why does one of my fish not eat?
As such, fish can lose their appetite if there is a build up of fish wastes (e.g. ammonia, nitrite or nitrate), if the water temperature is too low or too high, if the dissolved oxygen is low, if the dissolved carbon dioxide is high, if the pH is wrong and if there are toxins in the water.
What can I feed my fish when I run out of fish food?
Cooked vegetables (peas, cauliflower, pumpkin, carrots, etc.), boiled or steamed, are great food alternatives to fish food flakes once in a while for your omnivorous and herbivorous aquarium fish. You can even feed some fish (goldfish and koi in particular) cooked rice or oatmeal.