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Old 07-20-2011, 09:05 AM   #11
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Do you have a testing kit to check?
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For future reference you need to acclimate your fish for alot longer than three dumps of your tank water. I put my fish in a small container and add cupfuls of water over a 2 hour time frame. If the container or bag fills up before that just dump some water out and keep adding your tank water by the small cupfuls. You want the fish to be in mostly your tank water when you put him in your tank.

Also, never ever put the water the fish came in into your tank. Net the fish out or cup him out of the container or bag and out him only into the tank and throw away the water that was used to acclimate them.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #13
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For future reference you need to acclimate your fish for alot longer than three dumps of your tank water. I put my fish in a small container and add cupfuls of water over a 2 hour time frame. If the container or bag fills up before that just dump some water out and keep adding your tank water by the small cupfuls. You want the fish to be in mostly your tank water when you put him in your tank.

Also, never ever put the water the fish came in into your tank. Net the fish out or cup him out of the container or bag and out him only into the tank and throw away the water that was used to acclimate them.
+1 great tips carey well explained.. I would like to stress the don't put their water in your tank!
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:43 AM   #14
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Now we know oops he already had done that yikes ... So we got a new lion fish mufasa is his name but when we try to feed them silverside fish they won't eat it am I doing something wrong I've seen them try and attack the damsels there just too quick for them ... Thanks for ur help guys
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:46 AM   #15
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I personally dont have any experience with lion fish, my friends have one and they feed him live fish. :-(
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Awww I'ma be really sad watching them eat feeder fish
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:06 PM   #17
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I'm personally appalled that they do that and have told them on many occasions. They feed live freshwater fish. Makes it even worse.

They just bought a carpet anenome and have a sixline, niger trigger and a sea urchin. LOL I'm just waiting for the call....
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You said your salt level is at 117 it should be at 1.21 minimum!!
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My fish shop said 1.17 -1.18 @least
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