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Old 09-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #11
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Thanks Mr. sager......good advice.

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They won't eat each other. They know better than that. It would be more of a matter of not having too many for your filtration to handle. They produce significant waste when they get big.
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I really would suggest looking towards other lions. The volitans are gorgeous and have amazing finnage when they are juveniles, but the fins and antennaes shorten up as they grow into adult size.
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Interesting...thanx huma-huma
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I have a volitan in my 150 (5x2x2). It is truly beautiful. The body is about 7" and the fins stretch out at least a foot right now. It's grown 3" in just four months. I know most 125's are only 18" front to back and that would be tough for them just to get around each other. Especially with their spines during feeding time. Just throwing that out there for more thought. I feed frozen silversides and that's about all it will eat aside from live fish.
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Good point Airgoose thanx
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Still cant get my Volitan to eat frozen foods......tried every trick in the book.Even starving him for 3 days.
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Only one. They have to be able to swim the length of the tank. People say they're lazy and that they just sit around but I've seen em darting across tanks. A few fuzzys would work well though.
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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.

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3 days isn't going to starve a lion. I had 1 go 5 days, the other 8
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