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Old 12-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i recently bought a 4-5 inch dwarf zebra lionfish, 2 days ago to be exact! And its not eating ANYTHING ive tried all feeders, hes not even eating ghosts! Ive tried, krill frozen and dried, mysis shrimp and even brine, i really want him too eat, i even soaked it all in garlic, please help me guys!
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Hey guys, i recently bought a 4-5 inch dwarf zebra lionfish, 2 days ago to be exact! And its not eating ANYTHING ive tried all feeders, hes not even eating ghosts! Ive tried, krill frozen and dried, mysis shrimp and even brine, i really want him too eat, i even soaked it all in garlic, please help me guys!
I thought lionfish only eat live? Try using freshwater feederfish
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Try a Molly or guppy to get him feeding
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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I tried feeders from my LPS, comets and guppies already, no luck. Is there anything else i couldd try:\
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He's probably just not acclimated to his new home yet, sometimes it's a week before they'll finally eat, just give him some time, he'll eventually eat.
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Hey guys, i recently bought a 4-5 inch dwarf zebra lionfish, 2 days ago to be exact! And its not eating ANYTHING ive tried all feeders, hes not even eating ghosts! Ive tried, krill frozen and dried, mysis shrimp and even brine, i really want him too eat, i even soaked it all in garlic, please help me guys!
My dwarf fuzzy lion took 5 days to eat. Give him a few days. In reality they are a slow metabolism fish (watch and wait predator) so feeding three times a week would be plenty anyway. He'll get acclimated and be fine.

"A hungry lionfish is a bold lionsih"
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:37 PM   #7
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Ok guys thanks for the calming news! I was freakn out, i lost a butterfly fish once after 5 days of getn him, (i think my coral catshark intimidated him a little) and i just wanted to be safe!
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Keep us updated, also when he's eating I'd love to send see a pic!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #9
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Haha! I will! Its been almost 3 full days and he hasn't eaten, I went to my lfs and i bought him out of a 10 gallon tank where he was all alone, they said when they got him they put in 6 ghost shrimps and he had to have eaten them so hopefully tonight-tomorrow i will see him have appetite!
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:59 PM   #10
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Update guys, 4 days old in the aquarium and he doesn't move from his spot, he doesn't eat, what should i do?

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