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Old 10-11-2004, 10:33 AM   #1
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lion fish on a hunger strike

I have a Fu-Manchu lionfish that has not eaten since I added him to the tank. That was about 2 weeks ago! I have tried live feeders, frozen blood worms, frozen brine shrimp, Vibro-Grow pellets, and various other prepared saltwater foods. Their are two medium sized tomato clowns in the same tank doing just fine. Any help would be great, I don't think he has too many days to look forward too if this keeps up. The tank parameters are as follows. (FYI I'm using a bag of Chemi-Pure in the filter)

20g Hex with 20# CC, 20# live rock
pH - 8.0
Alkalinity - 2 meq/L
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 0 or undetectable

Temp. - 77f

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Old 10-13-2004, 01:59 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're doing everything right, except the small size of that tank. Any luck with him eating yet? Did you try some raw seafood (shrimp, clam, squid)?

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Old 10-13-2004, 08:33 AM   #3
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did you see it eat at the store?
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Old 10-20-2004, 08:07 PM   #4
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my dwarf lionfish only eats twice a week , we try to feed him more often but he refuses.
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