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Old 06-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Help lion wont eat ANYTHING. Im about to give up.

Y lionfish won't eat ANYTHING. I tried frozen.... NOTHING. Live, he ate two fish four or five days ago now he wont eat them. He looked at a fish today, swam a couple inches, and didn't seem to give a crap that it was an inch from his mouth. Any ideas? I really don't know what to do. He wasnt eating in the store but I loved him and couldn't pass him up, PLEASE HELP!!!!'
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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I don't know what to say other than next time wait to buy if he wont eat no matter how much you like him or think he's cool....
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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I have NO experience in the SW world, but what about soaking the food in garlic to get him to eat?
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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I'll try garlic tomorrow. I've now tried: frozen shrinp friend silversides frozen mishmash of stuff and live feeder fish. Please any more ideas are welcome. He doesn't look thin which is weird. Please.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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I feel like live feeder fish are your best bet, but if he doesnt have the energy to try and catch one then its probably worthless. I would try feeder fish that are very slow so he has time to reach them? Not sure. What feeders are you using? Maybe mollies or guppys?
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Make sure you don't use feeder goldfish. I've heard they can cause lockjaw.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #7
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I've tried minnows, do you think could have cases lock jaw? Because he ate two the first time I tried to feed him...... Now nothing. Is there any cure for lockjaw?
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Hi mate, there are 3 good possibility and 1bad. 1- lionfish r night hunters so it is eating while u in bed. 2- some or most lionfishes eat one to twice a week so thats fine 3- due to acclimation give it some time till it feels home 4- the fish is sad, most likely the first 2 reasons
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