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It's odd, I had a 55 gallon with 4 RB about 3-4", I sold that to my Roomate and Bought a tank from Activepule(P-fury member). Now my old piranahs loved shrimp so it was easy. These new piranahs I bought are bout 6" each and there are 6 of them. I tried a feeder the first day and no dice. No dice on the beefheart. That was 2 days ago. Each day I put a little beefheart in (Good chunk) and maybe one will nibble but not much else. It got feeders ready to go, but should I go with them or Shrimp. I really dunno. The RB I moved to my roomates room are working out fine and eating shrimp a-ok. Activepulse told me his P's like the Beefheart and such. BUT NO DICE ON THE BEEFHEART. Am I giving them too much. I could use some help here these are AMAZING and I want to see them go nuts, but they seem Intent on fighting with each other.
 

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I think they just need to settle into their new home. Give them a little time and all should be fine. BTW, my fish dont really like the beefheart so you might try the shrimp.
 

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Im with, Jeff. The monster RBs I had were active and ferocious in their previous tank. After I bought them and transfered them in my tank, it took them a week to get used to the tank.
 

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Yeah
I just transfered all my reds in to a 125 and it took like 3-4 days till my larger ones settled in and started to eat and not be so skidish!!

Give it a little bit!!
 

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grosse gurke said:
I think they just need to settle into their new home. Give them a little time and all should be fine. BTW, my fish dont really like the beefheart so you might try the shrimp.
my piranha's didn't eat for 2 weeks after I got them, and when I moved them from thier 55 gallon tank to the 125 they are in now they didn't eat for a while either.

they don't really like beefheart either, try feeders or smelt.
 

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they will need time to settle all my p's exept my piraya took time to eat when i added them to my tank its normal and a lot of people will probably agree
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i would definitely say this is normal from my own experience... i transfered 2 piranha from a 33 to a 86, then after a day or two i added 3 more p's... none of them really ate for like a week or so... they just need to get used to their new environment, and get their territories picked out! and alsp see who is boss! from what i can tell anyways!

then they got really aggresive... now they seem somewhat in the middle.... been about 2-3 months since they have all been together in the 86 gal tank!

something else i have noticed is that none will try to grab food until the leader of the pack has taken his first bite put of the food!!!

going a little off topic here, but i have 1 rbp that is about 1" smaller then the rest, (all ther others are about 5" TL, and he is maybe a little less then 4" TL) and he may chase food, but never seems to bite... then when mister leader or whoever takes some, he seems to search the ground for bits and pieces (like said in an other post) so i know he is hungry! and yes, thay due tend to pick on him alot!!! I really hope he doesnt get eaten by my other p's!!!
 

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Yes man they just need to settle down, they don't know you yet so they are still scared, just spend some time in front of the tank (about an hour) a day. They were always like that with me , you just need to spend some time, don't feed them for about 3-4 days , then it will be all good! Blair if you want some advise please fell free to call me
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You could try the shrimp and the beefheart as I have seen some Piranhas go nuts on it, you have to figure out what your fish would like and sounds to me they do need some time to get use to their new habitat.
 

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Mine did the same thing when I moved them. I'd just throw a dozen feeders in there, and let them eat when ready. That way, none of the frozen stuff falls into the cracks and rots, and a food source is ready when they are.

When I first moved mine the dozen feeders I threw in there seemed to last forever. Now, the lil [email protected] will eat 20-40 a day if I let them
Soooooooo sick of the frequent LFS visits


Oh, and they still are not crazy about beefheart, but LOVE silver sides and krill.....and live earth worms.
 

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Yeah, thanks for the Advice, I talked to Nick and Now, no worries. But a Beta? They like those? I hate them.... I like to see one really eat it...
 

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Oh and Nick. I'll try to use my roomates digital camera and get a pic for you. Might be tricky... Never used one of those infernal contraptions... But I got faith!
 

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Nethius said:
going a little off topic here, but i have 1 rbp that is about 1" smaller then the rest, (all ther others are about 5" TL, and he is maybe a little less then 4" TL) and he may chase food, but never seems to bite... then when mister leader or whoever takes some, he seems to search the ground for bits and pieces (like said in an other post) so i know he is hungry! and yes, thay due tend to pick on him alot!!! I really hope he doesnt get eaten by my other p's!!!
I don't know what you are currently feeding your fish, but I had the same problem a while ago. What helped in my situation was to throw in small pieces of food, small enough to be swallowed whole or in two bites, and one by one.
In my experience, the more dominant fish will gorge themselves first, and the others will wait until it's their turn. After the alpha and his closest associates are done, continue feeding, and the lesser dominant ones get their share...
This way, you can closely monitor how much every individual fish eats (no chaotic frenzy, so better overseeable), and a neat side effect is that there will be hardly any food leftovers in the tank, because you can stop feeding as soon as you see them ignoring the food.

Good luck :smile:
 

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Hey what about african Cichlids? I have 5 of them that are pissing my rommates off. All they do is fight. Would they be the cure? The biggest one is only about 3" half the size of just one of my RB. I have no qualms about them dying, but will they hurt my RB's?
 
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