Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 17
Lionfish Feeding!!!

Can anyone offer me some advic on what best to feed a Lionfish please. I bought it about a month ago and was advised by the seller to feed it frozen lancefish which it was fine with for the first few weeks but just recently it hasn't been eating anything. Does anyone know of any reason why it would have stopped eating or is this a common occurence. I have also been thinking of breeding guppies to feed it live whats your opinions on this good or bad????

Thanks in advance

Chris
__________________

__________________
phippsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 03:10 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 438
Guppies, or any freshwater feeders, will not be good for a SW fish in the long run. They are used temporarily to get the fish eating, but he will need to be coaxed into eating frozen food. I had a lot of success feeding mine frozen krill soaked in garlic. Give that a try or you can try some live brine. HTH

tripper
__________________

__________________
tripper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 03:18 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 17
cheers mate il try that
__________________
phippsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 03:20 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 125
When mine was done eating the damsels, I hand fed him shrimp that I thawed and soaked in Zoe and garlic. Have to make sure the pieces are small because the lion can choke. Also need to be careful you don't overfeed. He loves them....when he can get a piece before the shark
__________________
My current project underway
180 SW
2 overflows wet/dry ETSS skimmer Mag18 pump 2 Stealth Titanium heaters
Dog Face Puffer
Bamboo Cat Shark
Foxface Lo
Volitan Lion
and the almighty domino Damsel
the21kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 03:28 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 17
Right ok then it looks like soaking things in Garlic is the way ahead and I know mine is defiantely partial to shrimp as he has already eaten mine what type of garlic do you soak it in ?? i it just pureed garlic cloves or do you buy liquid stuff??
__________________
phippsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 03:38 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 125
I use Garlic Guard which you should be able to buy at your LFS. Others may be able to give you a none LFS garlic remedy as well
__________________
My current project underway
180 SW
2 overflows wet/dry ETSS skimmer Mag18 pump 2 Stealth Titanium heaters
Dog Face Puffer
Bamboo Cat Shark
Foxface Lo
Volitan Lion
and the almighty domino Damsel
the21kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 03:40 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 17
Right ok then cheers for that I'll have a look at my LFS thanks for your advice
__________________
phippsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 03:41 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mass
Posts: 264
Mine will eat any type of food. Pellets, fish, krill, clams and scollops from the supermarket. He's easy to feed. But, will eat evertthing I put in there. So it makes it tough to feed the puffers.
__________________
rdefino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 03:46 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 17
I must have just the picked the fussy one then mine is right a picky bastard but i'll try some of the things off here tonight and then hopefully he will start eating I never knew that giving the food a scent would be so good but obviously it is
__________________
phippsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 04:02 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 125
Sometimes I think, at least in most cases, the lions like to see the food moving. Mine will follow a scallop all the way to the bottom. But once it gets there he just stares at it until the current starts move it which is when he moves in for the "kill." That's why I think hand feeding works well. You get as close as you can, watching out for the obvious, and then drop the food in their sightline. If done right, you will entice him with the movement of the food.
__________________
My current project underway
180 SW
2 overflows wet/dry ETSS skimmer Mag18 pump 2 Stealth Titanium heaters
Dog Face Puffer
Bamboo Cat Shark
Foxface Lo
Volitan Lion
and the almighty domino Damsel
the21kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 04:04 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 17
Yeah mine just tends to watch the food but then he's missing the moving in for the "Kill" part and just moves for a chill out, but i'll give everything a go hes going to eat when he gets hungry i suppose anyway cheers for your advice
__________________
phippsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 11:44 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 235
You can get a feeding stick (clear thin plastic) and wiggle the food in front of the lion. I would soak in garlic and try shrimp or something on the stick, just wiggle it. I have 2 small zebras not eating right now and they were on frozen so I am dropping ghost shrimp in every 2 weeks but first I feed the ghost shrimp cyclopezee to help with nutrition.

Kaye
__________________
Look's Like A Butterfly & Stings Like A Bee!!
specialk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2005, 03:22 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 251
Send a message via AIM to Kohan Bros.
for food your best bet is going to be a veriety of sea food will work feddinging live will shorten the life of your fish dermaiticly. all the foods mentioneed above are an exclent choice
__________________

__________________
I love the Grateful dead
Kohan Bros. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
feeding, lionfish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
feeding zebra lionfish SeymourJives Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 16 04-15-2009 10:15 AM
Daily feeding habits of baby Volitan Lionfish mobyrock Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 6 03-23-2005 09:38 PM
lionfish??? flame82 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 4 03-22-2005 08:18 AM
lionfish dodgersfan25 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 12-29-2004 02:32 PM
Feeding Resposes from My Acros During Feeding cj10488 Show Off/Photography 1 03-23-2004 11:09 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.