Originally Posted by gollum777
Tried the wiggle thing trick,didnt work.Tried it alot too.I dose my feeder fish with Omega 3 and Garlic extract just so he will get some nutrition going. It looks at me then it looks up at the top of the tank.My live shrimps,which I got at the bait store just swim around him doing cartwheels and acrobats in front of him and he still doesnt eat them.Hes such a beautiful fish I really dont want to get rid of him.Ive got him in a 135 gallon tank.
Sounds like a job for just plain ole' feeder guppies or goldfish. I wouldn't add anything to the live fish as their being alive should help provide whatever nutrients the fish needs. B& T shrimp could be too large for his mouth which is why he didn't eat them. They ARE more of a fish eater anyway.
If you want to go expensive, you can go with damsels ( blue devils or other elongated damsels, NOT CHROMISes
)to feed him ( one of the natural food sources for a lionfish), or live shiners or killifish from a B & T shop. I've never seen a healthy Lion refuse a live fish. The additives might be turning him off. Next suggestion would be black mollies so that they can live for much longer in the saltwater.
Hope this helps