on sunday i bought this ~3 inch fuzzy dwarf lion from my local petstore. he is the first of a a couple additons to be put in the tank (tank has been up for 2+ months cycling with two damsels in it) well the lionfish underwent a bit of a stress shock so for the first day he hid out of site. he is out in the open more, perching himself in a downward angle at the ground (exactly what he was doing when i bought him from the petstore) looking like a lion fish looks...still. yesterday and today i tried feeding him, knowing that he might have gotten pretty stressed in the move from the store to a different tank. i tossed in some frozen mysid shrimp, and cut a chunk out of a frozen shrimp, and he didnt even as much as look at them...the damsels had a field day though
today i decided to try some live feeder guppies/goldfish as per the advice of the guy at the local store. same deal, first trying the guppy, then trying the goldfish. it could have been that the lionfish didnt see either of them, be he didnt even budge from his perch. i stuck a net in his face to check his response and he was quick to dart out of the way. but im at a loss on what to feed him, or if he is possibly ill.
tank params are really stable, i occur alot of evaportaion where i live to where im putting almost a gallon of water back into the system every few days.