Lion not eating

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  1. Marx

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    Hi Guys

    havent had chance to upload any pics yet, will def soon though...

    But, i recently got myself a lion fish(Volitan)(The reason why i even stareted a marine tank, love this fish) on saturday, he is small(about 5 cm)...

    Now the problem is that he hasnt eaten anything since i have gottne him, tried guppies, lance fish, even brine shrimp and he isnt interested..

    im very worried about this, is there anything else i can try?

    Thank you

    Marx...:(
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Hi Marx , awesome fish lions but at 5 cm ....difficult to get to eat in my experience. Not eating since Saturday isnt a train smash , but it should show some interest.

    The main thing is to replicate "live food" , I do it by taking a piece of mussel or white fish , a scewer and dangling it before him.

    Are you using live brine shrimp ? In my experience they are not too phased by it due to the small size (and if you grow them bigger they have almost no nutritional value).

    As for using guppies , mollies etc....not ideal due to their protein make up , rather use marine mollusks / fish (marinara mix you get from P & P ...just dump the crabsticks. You can also soak the piece of fish in a little garlic to enhance the flavour.

    It takes patience , but trus me , a hungry Lion will eat
     
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    Well how often are you trying to feed him? Maybe he's just not hungry. sometimes they only eat 2 or 3 times per week.

    Francois just got this new food that his Lion loved a ton ( Dont really think its new though) Anyway, its by hikari called Massivore delight

    Maybe he will like that
     
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  5. Marx

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    Thanks for the quick responses...

    @FransSny - i tried dangling some lance fish infront of him with some fish gut - wasnt interested, tried just moving it around on the top, didnt work. As for brine shrimp, also wasnt interested, they were a decent size. So you say the Marinara mix from Pnp is good? will also give that a try..

    @CrazyTang - try feed hime once a day, but like i said, he hasnt eaten anything since ive gotten him, will also try to get hold of that hikari food. I feed hikari to the fish in my tropical tank and they love it.
     
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