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Old 10-30-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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Dwarf Zebra Lion Fish?

My lfs has one that I have a hold on. He's about 2 to 2 1/2 inches. I know these guys eat inverts in the wild and I am wondering if it's a good idea to put him in my tank with my cleaner shrimp.

The cleaner is actually the same size or bigger than the lion. I'm thinking of getting a few ghost shrimp so he has something to eat and stays away from the cleaner shrimp.

Think this will work, or am I putting my cleaner in jeopardy???

But it's a dry heat...
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I'm sure the lion will eat the shrimp. You'd be amazed at the size prey a lionfish can consume. I had a fuzzy dwarf that ate a damsel that was the same size as he was. 8O

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you never know. don't be suprised if it happens.

If possible. try to get him on frozen foods. you can do this by "starving" him and waving a piece of food in front of his face (on a stake) eventually he will go for it.

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