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Old 02-11-2014, 01:32 AM   #1
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Dwarf lionfish feeding

I recently purchased a dwarf lionfish from my lfs. I was curious and wandering how much ghost shrimp to feed my lionfish? He's fairly small at the moment maybe 2.5-3 inch perhaps. He's not taking any frozen fish right now so in the mean time I am feeding him ghost shrimp. He's active and swimming around when it comes to feeding. Tonight I fed him three fairly small ghost shrimp and scared I may overfeed so I stopped but he kept swimming looking for more ghost shrimp lol. Also I did my research and gut fed the shrimp before feeding it to my lionfish, any advice or tips are greatly appreciated

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Old 02-11-2014, 02:34 AM   #2
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Awsome lion I am totally getting one now
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:35 AM   #3
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I love my lionfish I have been waiting weeks after weeks for my lfs to have one. It's fairly still small so I hope training it to take frozen food will not be difficult
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I had one and it took a week before he ate.i bought silversides (frozen)and put it on a stick everyday and one day he ate it whole with the quickest ive seen.they are fast
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He could eat a couple of small silversides a day. You can't over feed one, so give him what he will eat, just remember the impact this poop machine will have on your filtration.
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Thanks for the tips I may give him a little bit more ghost shrimp until he is fully comfortable in the tank then try to convert him to frozen, I read on one website where they use simple fishing line through silverside and bob it up and down to imitate fish swimming
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They are nearsighted. The food needs to pretty close.
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They are nearsighted. The food needs to pretty close.
So how many ghost shrimp to feed until I convert to frozen food? But it's awesome to see him go after the shrimp lol
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Depending on size, I wouldn't get carried away. I kept the red variety and fed them every other day a large whole silverside. Head first as that's how they do it in the wild. Fewer scales get stuck in the throat.
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Depending on size, I wouldn't get carried away. I kept the red variety and fed them every other day a large whole silverside. Head first as that's how they do it in the wild. Fewer scales get stuck in the throat.
Thanks for the tips I'm going to try to feed him silverside see how it goes hopefully he takes it on first try
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