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Old 01-17-2012, 11:15 PM   #21
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Anyone here have pics of their lions to post? Or a video of feeding them? I had a thought for feeding. I won't be getting my Fu Manchu until after my sump/refugium is set up, and I am giving thought to attempting to breed either feeder shrimp (liveaquaria) or mollies that had been acclimated to saltwater, for a constant supply of live food. Anyone done this? Anyone done it in the fuge?
Here is mine when I got him 5 months ago and now. I haven't really breed shrimp but got a 10g and filled it with about 100 ghost shrimp and kept adding 10 every week. I also added about 100oz of brine in there. I took it down about 2 months after because the brine smelled real bad
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #22
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Nice growth on that lion. He eating everything?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:18 PM   #23
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Nice growth on that lion. He eating everything?
Yep. Feed him guppies, krill, brine, ghost shrimp, silversides, and trigger formula.
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Beautiful fish!!!
When you say ghost shrimp, are those freshwater ghost shrimp? I've heard some reference to saltwater ghost shrimp, but not enough to determine if this is a real thing, or a nickname for some other type of shrimp.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #25
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i read that guppies are no good for them that eventually they will get liver damage.too fatty for there diet
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I'd read that, too. But the fact is, no marine fish should be kept on a single food for an extended period of time, even one that is highly nutritious. They need variety. Look at what Ibrahim feeds. Guppies, krill, brine, ghost, silversides, and formula. That's a well balanced and varied diet as long as one type isn't way more heavily fed than the other. I'd say that Ibrahim is on the road to a happy and healthy lion!
Just my opinion, based on reading, not personal experience.
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i was wondering cause ive had my lion two weeks and i am giving him silversides and thats it so far.i guess i should feed him a variety too.i also heard crickets once in a while is ok
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Silversides is a good staple, but he won't be happy on those forever. In the wild, they eat a lot of crustaceans as well as fish. liveaquaria has a sale on feeder shrimp right now. I intend to try my hand at breeding them later on for live food (in addition to whatever frozen I can get my future lion to eat).
I know, I have a lot of future ambitions for this tank. I'm addicted. LOL
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im getting a fu manchu when the supplier gets them in.i hope i can get him to eat as easy as my fuzzy lion did
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I'd read that, too. But the fact is, no marine fish should be kept on a single food for an extended period of time, even one that is highly nutritious. They need variety. Look at what Ibrahim feeds. Guppies, krill, brine, ghost, silversides, and formula. That's a well balanced and varied diet as long as one type isn't way more heavily fed than the other. I'd say that Ibrahim is on the road to a happy and healthy lion!
Just my opinion, based on reading, not personal experience.
Thanks! His spikes are webbed now and he's gained 4"
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