Sick fish and eating

Several years ago I did a post titled “Behavioral signs of a ill cichlid“. In that post, I described several warning signs of a sick fish. A fish that isn’t eating is often a sign that something is wrong. However, there is another behavior associated with eating that you might be on the look-out for. How “active” is your fish when it eats? In other words, does it seek out the food that you provided (e.g., flakes, pellets) or does it only eat when food comes within proximity of its mouth.

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