Originally Posted by nfored
Save yourself the future trouble and never feed live fish unless, you personally breed and raised it, or it has be in a QT tank for AT LEAST A MONTH AT LEAST. live food has no where near the nutrition as a quality pellet such as NLS (New Life Spectrum)
I agree to not feeding live foods and to using a QT tank. I don't feed my Spotfin Lion live foods because I didn't want it to get accustom to it and then possibly try to attack a tank mate. I had mine in a quarantine tank for two weeks before adding it to the main display. In that time spent in the QT tank I taught her ("Stella" my spotfin lion
) how to eat thawed frozens from tongs. Some dwarf lions will refuse to eat frozens at first, the smaller lion species seem to have a harder time switching from live foods. There are few techniques I have heard of and one is to tie food to a string and dangle it in a way like it is a live to entice the lion to eat it. I wanted to get a dwarf zebra lion at first but I couldn't find one in my area that was eating so I got the spotfin which is a little larger species that grows to 7 inches and I am super happy with her.