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Old 06-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Lionfish feeding

I've been giving my new red lionfish a couple of ghost shrimp a day since I got him about a week ago. How do I get him on frozens?
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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Start him with hikari whole frozen krill. That's how I got mine started. now he eats anything
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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^yep. You can also trick him if he's stubborn. Put a drop of garlic vitamin liquid in the tank every time before you feed him and a drop on the shrimp. Then once he knows that the garlic means feeding time you can get him ready with the garlic in the water, add a drop on a thawed krill, and see how he reacts. It'll smell like what he'll be used to. If it works get a bag if mixed frozen seafood at the grocery (has shrimp, scallops, octopus, muscles, etc..) and try him on each one. You only need the drops if he's picky about eating frozen but it does work on some lions.
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Thanks for the tips. He already acts interested when I feed frozens to the other fish but never goes for it. Will get some krill tomorrow and see how it goes
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:50 PM   #5
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Also interested in getting a black one. How would they do in the same tank?
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