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Re: Softshell still not eating


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Posted by Horvilleur on May 09, 2002 at 08:45:15:

In Reply to: Softshell still not eating posted by Jeff on May 08, 2002 at 11:31:35:

Try placing him in a small container with water and throw in the feeder fish; remember that if they're uncomfortable with their enviroment they will not eat, so a water filter is a plus, try turtle pellets (they tend to like those a lot at an early age) and shrimp (the unexpensive, salad kind)...do not worry if it goes for 5 days without eating, as they go for weeks without eating in the wild, so don't worry, let it settle down and it will eventually start eating normally.

hope that helps,
Horvilleur

: I've had him for around 4 or 5 days now. He is not eating the feeder fish I put in there for him. He just sits under the sand and pokes his head up once in a while to breath.. Is there something wrong or is this normal..

: --Jeff




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