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Old 04-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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dwarf fuzzy lion fish

I just purchased a new yellow/red dwarf lion. I watched all three eat like hogs before i purchased. I know he put a mysis mixture and what looked like frozen krill or shrimp.
Its been about four daus since then and nothing intrests him now...
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Frozen krill and silversides is what the lfs told me they feed?
Everyone around me is sold out of silversides and ghost shrimp...
The frozen krill i have dosent want to sink lije the inr they fed at the store either...
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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But in a cup with tank water thaw it out then put it in it will sink
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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No need to worry yet. He is probably still acclimating to his new home. Mine took a week before it would eat. Also, lion fish are slow metabolism fish anyway. So it is well within its natural diet to only eat once or twice in a week and still be plenty healthy. I know a lot of people say silversides are what you feed however I personally disagree. This is a fine substitute to the fishes diet but the bigger issue is variety. I have about 6 different types of frozen foods that I rotate my feeding for my tank. The last thing you want is to give your fish lockjaw from lack of variety

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:32 PM   #5
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Ya it has been about 6 days since iv brought hime home. He still is not showing interest in anything. But he is becoming more active.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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Last time I had one i had the same problem I used brine shrimp ...I know it's small food but something is better than nothing.beautiful fish by the way..
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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Thanks! First one with these colors i bave sen in my area in a long time.
iv tried brine, mysis, marine cuisine, fresh gulf shrimp and frozen krill wich i belive is freeze dried so today ill go get fresh and silversides to try
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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Try feeder goldfish...I know they don't live long in saltwater but a fish in distress is an easy target and there good at sensing that
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #9
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Everyone told me its better they wait and eat sumthing of nutritional value before feeding goldfish
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:01 PM   #10
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I totally agree but desperate times for a beautiful fish calls for desperate measures..I would do that as a last resort
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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Ill try a diffrent krill and silversides today, as i watched him eat this at the lfs before i brought him home
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This is as close as he came to a piece of silverside or krill. Tried again but he just swims away...

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #13
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The best quote I ever read was "a hungry lion fish is a bold lion fish"

I'd give the fish two more days and then try again. His hunger will overpower any uncertainty he has
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #14
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Welk i gave him a few days and he picked off the adopted chromis over the weekend...
Tried to feed him last night but he wasent interested. Tried to catch him this morning so i can move him into his own tank in the offfice
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Try frozen krill thawed out and tie a pice of fishing line onto it(make sure it doesn't float)and shake it up and down in front of him
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Iv tried on a string, on a feeding tube and clear acrylic rod.
He eather just ignores it or darts off...they are alot better swimmers then made out to be.
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What are your parameters
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #18
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Everything was in check sunday when i yeated, i dont have the numbers off hand. Ill test again tonight
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #19
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Salinity 1.023
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Iv tried on a string, on a feeding tube and clear acrylic rod.
He eather just ignores it or darts off...they are alot better swimmers then made out to be.
Hi mate I purchased the fuzzy dwarf lion fish about 10 days ago I tried everything uve tried and he was doing the exact same thing however!! If u feed him LIVE GHOST SHRIMP he should go crazy for them they dnt have alot of nutritional value so i bort nutrients to feed the shrimp, and I agree they are very gd swimmers but try live foods and slowly try to wein him to frozen hope all goes well )
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