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My melanoid hasn't eaten in nearly 2 weeks. Her tankmate is eating just fine and I took her out a few days ago. The other 3 axies are also eating fine. She's visibly losing weight and I don't know what to try anymore.



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Is there anything else wrong with her? Any signs of stress? What are your water parameters and temperature? What are you feeding them?



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She's fine otherwise. I'm doing daily water changes while she's isolated, it does get quite warm but I'm doing my best to keep it down (20) I did think that could be it, but it didn't make sense that the others are fine. Earthworms mainly, though I have tried bloodworms in the last few days.



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It's been over 3 weeks now and she still hasn't eaten. I don't know if this is because she hasn't eaten but her hands look like they're backward if that makes sense. I'll post a picture soon, I'm not giving up on her.



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It's been over 3 weeks now and she still hasn't eaten. I don't know if this is because she hasn't eaten but her hands look like they're backward if that makes sense. I'll post a picture soon, I'm not giving up on her.

Just wanted to say I hope your girl gets better! Definitely keep her in a dark, cool , clean tank so she is comfortable and do try to keep her water cool!! Small fans work wonders.



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Thank you, but I don't think she's going to make it. I checked on her this morning and she was floating at the top of the water with little movement. A short while later she was on her side. I'll make sure she's as comfortable as possible.



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