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Old 03-05-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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Lionfish... pregnant... or.. fat...

Just as said.. is it just that fat? i mean.. i know i feed it well.. but jez lol..


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What are you feeding and how often?
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Ghost shrimp, and the occasional minnow... around 5 threwout the whole day lol.. he is 7" long.. they are close to 1/2 inch.
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Stop feeding minnows and get the animal trained onto prepared foods. Are feeding every day?
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planning on it.. only had him for 5 days now.. and im not one to starve it into eating frozen..
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If it eats ghost shrimp just gut-load them and feed out instead. I would feed 2-3 times/week (do not satiate).
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im not following the gut-load portion lol
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There isn't much to ghost shrimp so you want to gut-load them by feeding them nutritious foods, thus acting as a delivery method of getting more nutrition to the lionfish. Basically, you are loading the gut of your ghost shrimp with food and then feeding out.
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ok gotcha =D sorry i wasnt really thinking about that at the moment lol. id feed him silversides.. but im not really fond of the fats in them =/
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Silversides are not bad as long as other foods are incorporated into the overall diet, which also helps to stimulate appetite. I consider silversides one of the staples.
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