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    Black Sea Cucumber not eating

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    Dear Members,

    My black sea cucumber has not been eating the bottom tank sands for the past 2 to 3 months, preferring to stick itself at certain spots on the glass surface of the aquarium or scavenging among the rocks instead. (See attached photo of the animal sticking itself onto the glass surface)

    It is often inactive with minimal movements, preferring to stay in one place for a long period of time. This is not the type of behaviour normally displayed by sea cucumbers. Its size is also getting smaller and shrinking by the days.

    I am worried it might eventually died of starvation.

    What should I do to ensure its survival? Should I get rid of it so that it won't poison my tank if it dies?

    Thank you.


    P.S.: My tank is a 40-gallon and I have another sea cucumber which is always on the move and 'mowing' on the substrate and has been growing in size since I bought it.



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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    How is it now?

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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    Still the same. It's shrinking in size.

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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    If your tank is clean, there might not be food for it to consume. What plan do you have for it?
    If you've learnt, teach, if you have, give.
    Don't walk behind me as I might not lead, don't walk in front of me as I might not follow. Walk beside me, as my friend.
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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    I did push it down to the sandbed whenever. This hopefully would get it eating when it's in direct contact with the sands. But I would find it sticking back on the glass in the next two days.

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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    Yea just not enough food. Maybe put it in a little box with more food.

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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    Yea. Maybe I will just pick it up and put it back to the sea, a place where it deserves most.

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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    Exchange it for something else at the lfs.
    If you've learnt, teach, if you have, give.
    Don't walk behind me as I might not lead, don't walk in front of me as I might not follow. Walk beside me, as my friend.
    Mohamad Rohaizal is my name. If it's too hard, use BFG. I don't mind.

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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    It shrinks quite a bit, I don't know the aquarium store I bought from wants to exchange it for something else or not.

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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    Cook it 😈😈😈😁😁😁

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    Re: Black Sea Cucumber not eating

    I am selling my sea cucumber. Any takers?

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