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post #1 of 3 Old 03-06-2007, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with my lionfish

I've had my lionfish for about 2 months now and I can't get him to eat anything but feeder guppies. I know they aren't good for him. I've tried krill with some garlic, but he won't eat it. What should I do?!?

55gal tank
SeaClone Protein Skimmer 100
All-glass 200watt heater
All-glass 24" Fluorescent 19 watt bulbs
Live Sand (50lbs?)
Live Rock
1 Coral Beauty (purple/orange)
1 Clark clown fish
1 dragon wrasse
1 Bangaii Cardinal

20gal tall tank
4 Goldfish


1 crowntail betta tank w/undergravel filter
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-21-2007, 01:06 AM
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How big is the lionfish? Some of them never learn to accept foods other than live feeder fish, but if I know how big it is, I can maybe suggest a few things to try. I've had a lot of luck getting lionfishes onto frozen foods, it just takes time and diligence.

Dawn Moneyhan
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Juneau, WI
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-24-2007, 10:17 AM
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Try using a feeder stick and wave garlic soaked shrimp or krill around like it's alive. That should get his attention.

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