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Newbie Question - Feeding live fish?
I'm looking into getting a dwarf lionfish for my first SW tank. I've been doing some research on them & see that it says to feed them the frozen silversides. I also read there is a wild lionfish population that is thriving off the east coast of the US. That led me to wonder what the wild fish are eating & seeing how I live on the east coast, I'm wondering if I would be able to supply this food for my future lionfish?
Originally Posted by mnewcomb View Post
as you may already know goldfish are not the most nutritious fishes to feed other fishes.and since you are talking about a dwarf puffer you probably wont need to large of prey.i recomend guppies as they are cheap and easy to breed in a small tank to keep you lion fed.you can also do mollies wich actualy like a bit of salt in there water so they live indefinatly in salt water.and dont forget krill and ghost shrimps.
Originally Posted by nfored View Post
if you can adapt to non live food there is ZERO reason to ever feed them live food especially gold fish. The maker of NLS kept Moorish idol for 3 years feeding only NLS until a huge power outage killed them, I would like to hear one person who kept a Moorish idol for even 1 year feeding it live food. Live food is risky has so little nutrition, there is just no call for it. You would be better off feeding prawn if you felt so inclined. fYI i don't feed my fish NLS so I am not an NLS fan buy, just a person who knows how bad live food is. you might get lucky for 3 , 5,6 years feeding live food but it only takes once to wipe out your entire tank, and most fish live much longer then you're luck will hold out trying to feed store bought live food.
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