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Old 06-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Missing dwarf lionfish

I added a dwarf lion to my 125 about 4 weeks ago and after the second day I haven't seen him since. I added some ghost shrimp and guppies for the first week (all disappeared). I have searched the tank with a flashlight several times after the lights went out with no sign of him. No carcass or remnents seen, but no fish (I checked all the usual places around the tank, the overflow boxes, sump as well) I was convinced he was dead, trapped under the rocks and the clean up crew would handle him. Three weeks later a pepermint shrimp, unknown number of crabs/snails and now two blue chromis are missing. Once again, no signs. Water quality has remained stable and all other fish and corals are going strong. My conclusion, the little rascal is still alive. I plan to start feeding again, but how do I draw him out to begin weening him to frozen food? Rockscape is pretty well set so I can't root him out, looking for ideas to draw him out. Any help will be appreciated. Bud

125 gl (72.5x18.5x22), 33 breeder tank sump, 3 maxspect led, Diablo protein skimmer, 1"live sand base, 175lbs live rock, 2 Orange Clowns, 1 yellow tang, lawnmower blenny,several mushrooms and leather corals, a couple small acro's and a standard cuc. Tank transferred from 55 on 24 Dec 2011
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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The only idea I have is to target feed. Put a ghost shrimp on the end of a planting tool and move it around. Hopefully that will draw him out. May take a bit. It's worth a try. Good luck!
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