How to get my angelfish to eat

Nisha2001
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I got 2 Koi Angelfish 2 days ago. They started eating yesterday but the thing is that only one angelfish is eating while the other is hungry but it doesn't reach for food and before it does the other angelfish eats it. How should I feed it?
(P.s- I feed them micropellets)
Does it need more time to adapt?
Also how to make sure that both are getting equal amount of food?
 
Revvex
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Maybe try to feed it in different tanks/ after the other one ate/different food.
 
MacZ
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If after a week one of them still doesn't want to eat, a parasite or disease is the most likely explanation. Healthy settled Angels should be jumping at any food offered.
 
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Nisha2001
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Revvex said:
Maybe try to feed it in different tanks/ after the other one ate/different food.
I did try but ig it got scared so i had to put it back to the tank.
 
Revvex
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Oh...
Try to take it to a vet if it still doesn't eat for a while
 
pagoda
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If you have only had the fish for 2 days, they will still be very nervous of their new surroundings...as all fish are when they first arrive in a new home (just as human kids are often terrified when they go to school for the first time)

Let them settle in, keep the lights off if wanted so that they do not feel spooked by bright lighting. I have known fish to take weeks before they are fully accepting of their new home and fish can go without food for 7-10 days or even more sometimes.

They need to feel safe and secure after the ordeal of being caught and transported from shop to home. Give them time, keep them quiet and let them relax and explore their new home.
 
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Lucy
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Hi welcome to FishLore!!

Just wanted to double check, is this a saltwater angel or fresh water?
 
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Nisha2001
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pagoda said:
If you have only had the fish for 2 days, they will still be very nervous of their new surroundings...as all fish are when they first arrive in a new home (just as human kids are often terrified when they go to school for the first time)

Let them settle in, keep the lights off if wanted so that they do not feel spooked by bright lighting. I have known fish to take weeks before they are fully accepting of their new home and fish can go without food for 7-10 days or even more sometimes.

They need to feel safe and secure after the ordeal of being caught and transported from shop to home. Give them time, keep them quiet and let them relax and explore their new home.
You're right I should let them settle. Thankyou!
 
TClare
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Lucy said:
Hi welcome to FishLore!!

Just wanted to double check, is this a saltwater angel or fresh water?
I assume freshwater as the OP says its a Koi angelfish, but yes, its posted in the saltwater section...
 
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Nisha2001
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pagoda said:
If you have only had the fish for 2 days, they will still be very nervous of their new surroundings...as all fish are when they first arrive in a new home (just as human kids are often terrified when they go to school for the first time)

Let them settle in, keep the lights off if wanted so that they do not feel spooked by bright lighting. I have known fish to take weeks before they are fully accepting of their new home and fish can go without food for 7-10 days or even more sometimes.

They need to feel safe and secure after the ordeal of being caught and transported from shop to home. Give them time, keep them quiet and let them relax and explore their new home.
Also can you tell me how to make sure that both of them are fed equally. I know that angelfish are agressive when it comes to food that's why the other
TClare said:
I assume freshwater as the OP says its a Koi angelfish, but yes, its posted in the saltwater section...
Actually I didn't have the idea so posted it in the saltwater sec
 

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