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    Default Discus not eating ? Orange Peel as an Appetite Stimulant

    Came across this today - which was complete news to me !

    Anyone heard about the efficacy of this treatment ?



    http://www.reef2rainforest.com/2016/...e-peel-discus/

    See the comments regarding a credit given to Dick Au for mentioning this bit of 'voodoo' discus husbandry.
    Last edited by discuspaul; 02-23-2017 at 06:41 PM.

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    I haven't tried this, Paul... but, at this moment I am dealing with a fish that I received 2 weeks ago that will not eat. I even gave him blood worms today soaked in Sea-chem garlic. He will approach the food, some times even put it into his mouth, but will then spit it out. He did come to me with one gill not working properly, but I dipped him in methlyene blue, added salt to the tank, and his gill was working within 24 hours. Gill appears healthy now. It is maddening. Currently I am adding metroplex to the water column, raised the temp to 88 degrees, and changing 75 percent water every other day. I will try the orange peel (whether it works or no)
    thanks for the tip!

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    Whoa!!
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    Try if you can raise the temp up to 93 degrees. I have two fish that were not eating and this worked for me. It may take several days. Once a day I would offer the blood worms. If they don't eat them right away, remove them and try the next day. Large water changes as well. I was doing 90 % a day.

    If you started treating them follow through for ten days.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thank You Mark, I will.

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    I have my temps at 90 right now in my hospital for similar issues from sick fish. I have tried live bloodworm and they won't touch them. Two have perished, one looks like it's hooked on meth and one more looks like a recovering crack addict on skid row.
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    Default Re: Discus not eating ? Orange Peel as an Appetite Stimulant

    Quote Originally Posted by Lido View Post
    I have my temps at 90 right now in my hospital for similar issues from sick fish. I have tried live bloodworm and they won't touch them. Two have perished, one looks like it's hooked on meth and one more looks like a recovering crack addict on skid row.
    Wouldn't hurt to give orange peel a try & report back with the results.

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    I am considering giving it a try with the two I currently have in quarantine.

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    i totally want to try this voodoo out

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    Default Re: Discus not eating ? Orange Peel as an Appetite Stimulant

    To tempting not to try! Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyla View Post
    i totally want to try this voodoo out
    Do you have any discus that are not eating ?

    If so, by all means, do give it a try !

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    Default Re: Discus not eating ? Orange Peel as an Appetite Stimulant

    Quote Originally Posted by Clawhammer View Post
    To tempting not to try! Thanks for sharing!
    Agree.

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    I've got a few "spares" tossed in a tank together that aren't eating like the rest of my tanks. Thinking I'll give this a try and see what happens. I wish there was a little more information on what size tank they tossed those peels in to. My spares are in a 55.

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    Default Re: Discus not eating ? Orange Peel as an Appetite Stimulant

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Perkins View Post
    I've got a few "spares" tossed in a tank together that aren't eating like the rest of my tanks. Thinking I'll give this a try and see what happens. I wish there was a little more information on what size tank they tossed those peels in to. My spares are in a 55.
    Good point - I wondered about that too, Keith.
    Let us know what results you see after a couple/few days, if any.

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    Default Re: Discus not eating ? Orange Peel as an Appetite Stimulant

    yes actually, i have a pigeon that hasnt eaten in a while. he looks fine in all other ways and no white feces so im just letting him do his thing. gonna pick up some oranges on my way home.

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