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#1345 My new Jack Dempsey also refuses to eat

Posted by BamaMan84 on 26 June 2006 - 06:45 PM in Central & South American Cichlids

I am new to this site and I read a post by somebody whose new Jack Dempsey would not eat. Mine is also refusing to eat and I have had him for about two weeks. When I first introduced him into the tank there were 8 neon tetras already inhabbiting it which I used to start the tank. He readily ate them within the first two days but now he refuses to eat the expensive pellets that I bought for him and he has gone without food for about 11 days. I have had experience with using feeder fish with my last fish which were pirhanas and I do not want to go that route again as it is expensive and time consuming. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions as to how I could get my Dempsey to start eating because although he wasn't very expensive I just don't want to let him die. I am going to do a partial water change tonight to lower the amonia levels and see if that helps. Any info would be greatly appreciated.