I purchased a lionfish on friday, and he wont eat.
He doesnt seem to be under stress as he isnt breathing hard or crusing around in an agitated manner and none of the other fish are hassling him.
He looks perfectly healthy in all respects but I never had a lionfish before, so maybe I am overlooking something. He does mostly hang out on the bottom and chill and on occasion he will sort of lean against something with his head pointed downward at about a 70 degree incline but not often.
I have tried dancing a krill on the end of a piece of rigid airline infront of him, and just dropped in mysis shrimp but he just doesnt seem interested. Maybe I will name him Ghandi
The Porcupine Puffer I got at the same time seems to prefer eating of the tubing as opposed to just catching the stuff floating around. He will actually chase it around the tank. Who says fish are a pet you cant play with? probably freshies