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Old 12/29/2007, 02:04 AM
tdchicago tdchicago is offline
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anyone ever feed a lion fish live goldfish?

someone told me they have done that, but I do not believe him.
Old 12/29/2007, 02:15 AM
Jerry W Jerry W is offline
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It's actually a very common practice among inexperienced or ill informed hobbyists. Fresh water feeder fish are not healthy for salt water predators, so weaning a lion to frozen preparations soon after purchase is important.
The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
Old 12/29/2007, 08:12 AM
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My lion would not eat when i brought it home so i tried gold fish and he loved them. They are not healthy for them but was better then letting him starve. once eating i weaned him off them.
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Old 12/29/2007, 11:22 AM
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Like Joey I always start mine eating on feeder fish. After about a week and acclimation stress is over, I let him go 2 weeks without any live food but regular feedings every other day. By the 10th day I found the lion is getting hungry and usually has given into mysis shrimp.
Old 12/31/2007, 02:33 PM
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Years ago, pre-internet, I fed a lionfish on a diet of only feeder goldfish and it lived for 18 years. I didn't know any better and got lucky -- I wouldnt recommend that diet now.
Old 12/31/2007, 06:18 PM
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I've always fed my lions feeders (gold fish), I tried to ween them off but after a few days of not eating I went back to the feeders, maybe I need to wait a little longer.

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