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anderson
23rd April 2004, 23:17
My two CFBNs won't eat! I have had them for about 3 months and have fed them v-fortified frozen crickets. All of the sudden... they won't eat! Good news, though. I have crystal clear (and clean) water, and they just seem to have discovered their land legs!

jennifer
24th April 2004, 01:44
There are a lot of things that could be going on here. Were they aquatic and now they are staying out on land? That could be a bad sign.

Even though the water is crystal clear, it may still have water problems. How often do you do water changes - and whole changes, or partial changes?

It is harder to feed newts that are up on land. Perhaps you need to try hand feeding with a toothpick or tweezers. Or try different foods.

caterpillar
24th April 2004, 01:55
My newt LOVES frozen brine shrimp or blood worms. You could try that. =)
She would never eat crickets though.

anderson
24th April 2004, 11:26
OK... thanks to both. Every 2 weeks I do a partial change.

kaysie
24th April 2004, 15:12
How often do you feed them? They may just not be hungry.

anderson
25th April 2004, 23:21
Well, I just brought in some earthworms, and one newt tore them up. The other one still won't eat, and it's been over a week...