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Old 11-18-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Question I have yet to see Russells lionfish eat anything.

I have another question......well, more like a concern. I bought a russells lionfish two weeks ago, and I have yet to see him eat anything. He runs from the shrimp on the end of the feeding stick. I feed my fish at night, and the moonglow are on, and the lionfish is usually swimming around by then, but he will not take any food. I have a mandarin dragonet, and obviously, he hasn't gotten hungry enough to try to eat him. My lionfish is small, so i don't think he could actually eat my mandarin. I am wondering how long they can last before they die from starvation.
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He's not going to eat from a stick being new to the tank I'll bet. Try soaking some myisis or brine in Garlic Guard and see what happens.
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i am going to have to get rid of my coral banded shrimp before i try any of that. she is a pig and will take food from the lionfish. i will def try the garlic guard. thanks!
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well, my lionfish got sucked up against the powerhead this morning. adam unplugged the powerhead and the lionfish went to the bottom of the tank. when i woke up a little while later, my shrimp was eating the lionfish. poor thing.
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