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Old 01-21-2016, 09:33 PM   #1
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New Dwarf Lionfish

Since my Mombassa Lion died in October, my tank has felt empty without a lion. I bought a Dwarf Zebra Lion last weekend and he is doing well. He has had a couple gut loaded ghost shrimp and he took krill off of a fishing line on the first try!!! He's only about 2 inches long at this point.

I've read before that you shouldn't feed them anything larger than their eye. I don't see how that is possible when they are so small. In nature, don't lions eat things bigger than their eye? Isn't that why they have such large mouths?

I also have the same questions for a dwarf angler I am raising in a seperate tank. His eyes are miniscule so the same question applies.
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I love lions! I purchased a dwarf myself but could never get him to eat anything other that live foods. The only thing i did dislike was when he was perched on a rock and i couldnt see him when sticking my hand in the tank lol

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Use things like mysis shrimp that are much smaller in size.
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I know this isnt my thread but what are some other alternatives hank cause live mysis are pretty expensive at my LFS

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They actually have live Mysis? I've never seen it and there are 3 LFS I go to.

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Yeah i live in Louisville,KY and most sale them but they are about $4 a piece

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Old 01-23-2016, 10:12 AM   #7
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$4 each? How can that be possible? They are tiny.

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Yeah its a bit steep. I breed my own brine shrimp feeders. Ive been doing some research into breeding mysis due to the high cost.

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The key is to not feed things too big, like was previously discussed. And when I talk about smaller foods like mysis, you can buy frozen mysis that are quite tiny. There are several companies that make such products, be it in cube form or whatever the case. I get them in cubes for my reef tank, thaw one cube at a time and keep it in the fridge as I feed throughout the week/2 weeks with a turkey baster. They are very small, smaller than the fingernail on your pinkie finger. But there are also other options available in such a manner, like brine shrimp, krill...so on.
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