Originally Posted by gollum777
Still cant get my Volitan to eat frozen foods......tried every trick in the book.Even starving him for 3 days.
That's because by nature, they eat live food not dead. They stalk their prey before bouncing and if the food isn't moving, the fish moves on to something better and alive.
A couple of tricks you can use is to put the frozen food ( shrimp piece or fish) on a stick and wiggle ( not shake
) it within view of the fish to get him excited to eat. Once you see him look at the food and show interest, make the food act like it's trying to get away by SLOWLY moving it away from the lionfish while still wiggling it. Once he starts to follow your stick, you can let him catch it and eat it. The key is to see him swallow the food and not spit it back out. If he spits it out, you'll need to switch to live foods.
Hope this helps