Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-16-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
help with my volitan lionfish

i just got the fish last night, since i got him he chased my clown fish around all night. When i woke up this morning all he is doing is laying on my rocks, is this normal?? when i woke up he was laying on my filter hoses, i havent been able to get him to eat either frozen or live shrimp. Thats the other concern is when i woke up this morning my cleaner shrimp was dead!
please help...
__________________

__________________
tommygunzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 12:38 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 97
Just to make sure that I'm understanding your post, you placed a lion fish in a tank with a clown fish and cleaner shrimp? If this is true, I don't think your clown fish will be around too much longer or any other animal small enough to fit into the lion fish's mouth.

As to your other concern, lion fish are normally a lazy type of fish. They like to just hang out and do nothing. Atleast that's how I have always noticed them. So, the fact that your fish is not very active until he's chasing a potential meal sounds about right.

If you are really concerned about his eating something though, this is one test that will tell you alot. If you have some tongs, grab a small piece of shrimp with them and daggle it in front of the lion fish. If it doesn't try to snatch it up, i would be concerned as lion fish will usually take an easy meal.

note: please remove smaller fish from the tank with the lion fish unless you plan on using the smaller fish as food for the lion fish.
__________________

__________________
thekeyofb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 12:55 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
ya..i'm not to concerned about the clown fish at all. My cleaner shrimp died today...i put him in some tongs dangling it infront of the lionfish and he did nothing but shy away
__________________
tommygunzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lionfish, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sick Volitan Lionfish grimes135 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12 12-11-2006 04:41 PM
2 VOlitan Lionfish for sale 2-$60 or $35 each ikn0xl Archive 1 06-20-2005 09:53 PM
Volitan Lionfish turboTSI Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 12-19-2004 08:49 PM
Volitan Lionfish not eating hitsnorth Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 0 08-12-2004 12:49 PM
Volitan Lionfish removal cj10488 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 14 04-23-2004 07:23 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.