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hey i have this lionfish im abit worried about he hasn't eaten for a while now and just swims around going really close to the glass his eyes are not cloudy . any he dose not look ill can anyone help me ?

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Live gold fish by any chance? Goldfish are bad.

Try some live glass shrimp to entice and or cheap damsels. And if he starts eating again you should ween him onto frozen foods like prawn, squid, fish etc.

Worst case, like mine he just stopped eating no visible signs of distress , injury or disease. Couldn't even get him to eat live, lasted 5 weeks without touching a thing. Researched and asked about but all I found was on rare occasions they just starve themselves. Could be something internal don't know.

Good luck hope he pulls through.

Shane

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There are salt and fresh water glass shrimp, you can catch salt ones in rock pools or around rocks close to shore.

Shouldn't feed lion's fresh water fish as they will not get the right nutrients/ proteins and will eventually die.

Suggest doing a little research on feeding lions.

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freshwater prawns/shrimp will not survive long in saltwater, so only feed what you can see it immediately eat.

Try to get a feeding prong and convert over to feeding frozen krill.

much better and easier long term

although the total win

is getting them onto spectrum pellets.

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I agree with Donny I used to use feeding tongs with mine started by putting live shrimp/fish up to the lion with the tongs so they were still wriggling then dead shrimps/fish then frozen krill. What sort of lion is it? My dwarfs used to go a lot longer between feeds then my volitan. The dwarfs were also a lot harder to get onto frozen food.

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temperature plays a big part. just a drop of a few degrees will stop them, Is your heater up to it?

We used to feed our lionfish, barracods, eels etc on only freshwater live food(fish and shrimps) as it reduces risk of disease and parasites, for this reason I would not feed them marine/saltwater livies. Frozen crayfish were great too.

We also kept alot of wild swordtails/platys to feed them that were fed high nutrient food.

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its a vol lionfishh he was eatting last night but im going to try get him to frozen foods but he is scared of the sticks any advice ?

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its a vol lionfishh he was eatting last night but im going to try get him to frozen foods but he is scared of the sticks any advice ?

Use a transperant plastic prong, that way he cant see and get spooked.

Ocean Nutrition makes a really good one

https://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/catalogue_products.php?prodID=5221

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ohh thats not a bad idea donny cheers and he is the king of the tank with a blue streek devil and a blue demsel as a tank mate i wanna introduce a snowflake eel but im scaired he will attack it

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but like the lionfish is use to having the tank all to him self i introduced one bigger damisel in the tank about 3 mounths ago and the lionfish distroyed it but he wont go after the little blue one

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a vol lion yeahh it was strange like there is a blue one in the tank and the lion isnt worred but this bigger green one got smashed by him i was like wtf hahah so now i dont wanna put any other fish in there with him

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Yea vols get bigger and more aggro than most.

Had me arm charged by them before......... which is still not as scary as when you spook them and they pinball around the tank lol

Still.......... an eel is usually a different story. As long is there is a rock pile or cave for it too lurk....... even if the lion hates it at first....... it cant hurt it.

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rightoo thnx and ill be sure to try out the acrylic prong thingo and ill let use know if it works :) wont be untill 2 weeks tho im going on hols thanks for all the help

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