African butterfly fish feeding

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  1. Kaylan

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    Hi guys

    I recently got an African butterfly fish about a week ago and he's not eaten yet. I've tried every recommended food including crickets. He just doesn't want to eat. The store told me they feed him micro pellets and occasional live foods. I give him a choice of both plus bloodworms and he doesn't eat any of it. Please help.
     
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    It's only been a week, so could still be settling down.

    What sort of setup is your tank ?
    ABF like relatively still water.
    A few tall growing plants would also give them a sense of security.
    And what other fish are in the tank ? Aggressive or very active fish could be stressing it too.

    I have had these in the past.
    Really interesting fish to keep
     
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    They are really cool.. I mostly have boesemani rainbows and a juvenile angel. But they all don't seem to bother him. I only run sponge filters so the water is mostly calm. I'm really not sure what it could be?
     

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