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Old 12-19-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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dwarf lionfish

Hi, my new dwarf lionfish is doing just great. He is eagerly eating frozen brineshrimp. I would like to know what other frozen foods should he have in his diet to be complete?

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Here is a picture of him. He is a Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:15 AM   #4
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Brine shrimp have almost zero nutritional value. Be sure you are soaking them in a good supplement before feeding. (zoe, selcon, etc)
I would suggest getting a feeding rod and begin feeding him things that are more substantial. Raw cut up shrimp is great and can be frozen and thawed as needed. Silversides and krill are another great food that comes frozen and easy to feed. Good luck with him. Fuzzy's are in my experience very hardy and eager to try new things.

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Just what fluff said on feeding ....... That's a beautiful female lion there..........

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Thanks for the info. I have been offering krill but it is not sure of the stick yet. I would like to know what makes brineshrimp so bad?
Would mysis shrimp be the same nutritional value?

specialk, How do you know this fish is a female?

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Old 12-20-2005, 05:54 PM   #7
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Brine are not bad. Fish love the taste they just do not have much nutrition to them. Mysis shrimp do have good nutritional value. One good thing about brine is they absorb vitamins much better than mysis. Alternate foods and it will do great.
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The stripes on the fins.... Females have 4-6 large stripes & males have 6-10 large stripes. I will try to post a picture of my male so you can see the difference in stripes......... Adult males have wider heads & longer pectoral fins....
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Ok I can not get the URL on this picture..... I uploaded it in my gallery...

See how wide the head is & count the large stripes on the fins......

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