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Old 05-02-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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dwarf fuzzy won't eat

hey I purchased a dwarf fuzzy lionfish that's about 5 inches long from a LFS in my area. It's in a 30gallon tank with 40lbs of live rock(the tank is of cycled of course) It wouldn't eat frozen, so I tried feeding it some freshwater feeders. One got literally an inch away from it's mouth, and it started to corner it yet didn't even attempt to bite it. I saw it eat 3 of them at the LFS 2 days ago, anyone have any advice?
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!st things first, I wouldn't feed them FW feeders, try to stay with it's natural food source, plus the FW feeders tend to be more fatty and bad for their liver.
He may be full.
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I would give him a couple days lion fish should only eat a few times a week, overfeeding can actually kill them. What kinda frozen are you using. I feed mine silver sides.
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I was using frozen krill
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Fuzzy's take awhile to adjust in a new tank.


They can take as long as 3-5 days to be comfortable enough to eat sometimes.

To stimulate appetite try live ghost shrimp. All lionfish LOVE shrimp.
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It may take a few days before it feeds while its climitising to the new tank even up to a week but won't harm it,I feed mine frozen brine shrimp which it ate the first day
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