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Post by taimoortwm on Tue 30 Aug 2011, 11:35 pm

My lion fish looks more dummy than other fish.
Since I got him, he had not ate much. Every feeding time the food will be caught by my humu trigger and my snowflake eel. ( it is my best time to watch those two fight over the food Laughing )
He always come out when there is nothing left to eat. Also, he seems does not like shrimp. He only like alive gabys, but he just do not have the chance to catch one Neutral
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Post by matt_longview on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:40 am

Have you tried rearranging the rockwork to give the lion fish a chance to establish his own territory along with the others? If the other fish were in before him, they would have already had their territory and the lion fish would have to really fight to take some away. If you'll rearrange the rockwork they'll all establish territory at the same time.

It's worth a shot if he's not able to eat well...
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Post by Siberman on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 8:55 pm

Lions aren't really aggressive . They're kind of slow to eat and the other fish (especially the trigger) will win the race every time. You might try over-feeding just to insure he has a chance.

Btw, what are "gabys" ?

Get him used to "dead" food by mixing it with live. Slowly decrease the amount of live food and use a feeding prong to make the shrimp wiggle around like it was alive. One thing: release the "dead" food right before he tries to eat it. If he hits the prong , he may refuse to try it again.
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Post by taimoortwm on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:21 pm

Thank you for all the great advices.

I am sorry about the wrong spelling about the word : "guppies" instead of "gabys"
I will try to get it better next time albino

He is really hungry now, I believe he have not eat for 3 weeks now.
I will try again tonight.
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Post by ritter678 on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 10:51 pm

Try as often as you can to "target feed" like siberman said. Just make sure you get out any remaining food, if any, that goes uneaten. Try frozen silversides and the larger sized krill. I've read that guppies aren't very nutritious. Good luck! I hope you can get it to eat.
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Post by Siberman on Thu 01 Sep 2011, 8:09 pm

taimoortwm wrote:Thank you for all the great advices.

I am sorry about the wrong spelling about the word : "guppies" instead of "gabys"
I will try to get it better next time albino

Hey, no problem but (like Ritter said) guppies aren't the best choice for your lion.

He is really hungry now, I believe he have not eat for 3 weeks now.
I will try again tonight.

I kept a volitans and a niger trigger together and the niger would always get to the food before the lion. Seems like I had to get the trigger full then keep him away with a net while I fed the lion.
How big are all these fish ? I would suggest buying some cheap damsel fish that are too big for the others to feed on so the lion can get to feeding. 3 weeks is a bit long , IMHO.

You might try a cone feeder ( used for tubifex worms) with frozen cubes to attract the trigger then feed the lion at the other end of the tank.
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