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Old 11-05-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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is my lionfish sick?? :(

He's a juvenile black volitans i've had for not 2 weeks. Not only am I having trouble weening him off live food, he never moves from his corner hiding! He's never swims or ventures out. Is this normal lion behavior or has something I could've done left him ill???

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Old 11-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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Well do you know if it's captive bred or from the wild? sometimes when they are from the wild it takes some time for them to adjust .
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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From wild. My LFS owner said THEY DON'T BREED IN CAPTIVITY!!!! Are you certain??? He lied to me that prick.....mine was wild caught.......
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:28 PM   #4
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Lol. You can breed in captivity but you would have to have a lot of experience with lion fish to breed but it is possible. Yeah he is probably just scared give it time just make sure you don't see any paleness on the fish or anything that is obviously not normal.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:35 PM   #5
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He gets extremely agitated when I stick these giant green tongs by him in attempts to feed. I've felt him jab it with his spikes. He hates me...
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:41 PM   #6
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Naaah like I said he's just scared. Just try putting the food instead of trying to feed it to him. Just put it in there don't force it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:48 PM   #7
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But he doesn't acknowledge frozen or dead foods
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:33 AM   #8
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What I would do try putting the dead food on a string and move it around in front of him, he will think its actually still alive because he won't see you with a stick, male sure it's like a transparent string like fishing and try that...
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Hmmm okay thank you
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Lol. You can breed in captivity but you would have to have a lot of experience with lion fish to breed but it is possible. ......
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"There are a few accounts (German and other mid-European) of captive, as in public aquaria, spawnings. Some scorpaenids are known to be ovoviviparous, a form of live-bearing, but Pterois are surface egg scatterers. Near artificial dusk, a male and female engage in a simple pre-spawning 'dance' culminating in upward swimming and simultaneous release of gametes while upside down beneath the surface. No record of eggs hatched and reared."
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