As I saw in other posts my EB jackd dempsey is spitting out the flakes for a couple of days now but don't think he is eventually eating it. He is also pretty black to dark purple a lot, so I changed a lot of water last night, he is in a 60g with other fish. I'm worried if he might have a rock stuck in mouth, he and my tiger oscar both 3" long tend to pick them up while eating but barns illy spit out after awhile. How do you check or get out? Will it harm him to hold in hand and look or something?
Answer Hi Mike,
The spitting out of flakes is very normal particularly if this is a new food. This is how fish "taste" new food items. Eventually (days or even weeks) they will eat it. It is highly unlikely he has a rock stuck in his mouth. You can gently catch him and hold him in your wet hand to take a look. Be sure your hand is wet.
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