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Old 08-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #11
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Why not set up a 10g tank and breed guppies for feeders. That way you know where they food is coming from and don't have to worry about introducing parasites or disease.
Or if you can find a reputable breeder they'll usually give you there culls or you'll get a good discount on them. Make sure to go through a reputable person, don't post an ad on Craiglist wanting to buy them. Check to see if there's any aquarium clubs in your area also, I used to get cichlids from a guy for free and as many as I wanted because he had to many.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #12
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Clam would be fine when you get them eating frozen food.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #13
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Feeding fresh water fish to lionfish will usually kill them in the long run. The nutrition from fresh water fish is far from what lions need.

Silver sides however have exactly the nutrition content that a lion fish needs. They are also cheap and you can buy them frozen.

I found an article while reading up on the nutritional content of live fish food. When I get home I will get the link to it.
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Feeding fresh water fish to lionfish will usually kill them in the long run. The nutrition from fresh water fish is far from what lions need.

Silver sides however have exactly the nutrition content that a lion fish needs. They are also cheap and you can buy them frozen.

I found an article while reading up on the nutritional content of live fish food. When I get home I will get the link to it.
+1. Even when feeding them silversides, you should try to include something else as it will help to vary the diet and usually provides different level of nutritious supplements
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:36 AM   #15
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Here is the article, it's a really really good read for anyone that uses live feeder foods.

Aquarium Invertebrates: Nutritional Value Of Live Foods For The Coral Reef Aquarium, Part 1 — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog
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