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Old 12-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Lion fish

Any advise on getting a lion fish to eat, had him about 8 weeks and tryed everything u can think off please help

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Old 12-18-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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I feed mine rosey red minows and just started getting him to eat hole frozen krill. Very nice fish u got there. I love mine.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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The one in my restaurant wouldn't eat anything but live fish at first now I have him eating raw peeled shrimp. They like movement. Is he eating anything else? Maybe something missing in tank?
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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Try and avoid feeding rosey reds or goldfish. These feeders contain thiaminase, an enzyme that leads to thiamine/vitamin b1 deficiency. They are ok if fed occasionally but if fed on a regular basis can lead to neurological issues. I would suggest guppies or small platies/mollies. Or try frozen food thawed out and wiggled like its live.
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Lino fish are slow hunters. I had a Fu Man Chu lionfish that had to tricked into eating frozen fish. Using a pair of long tweezers holding the tail of a silverside and moving it like a fishing lure. After a few weeks he got the idea. After that he would eat Mysis Shrimp, clams, raw Shrimp and other meaty foods. But only by hand. I hope this helps and good luck.
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He hasn't eaten since I've had h unless he has been at night but I will try all of the above n hopefully soon he will be feeding, thanks guys
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:10 PM   #8
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Live fish, good luck
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Still not eaten really dnt no what to do I've tried all off the above guys
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #10
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I know they are very small but what about Live Brine Shrimp?
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