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Old 08/03/2004, 12:19 AM   #25
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Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Three days ago I purchased my first predator fish, Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish. The not so LFS assured me that the fish had been eating frozen shrimp since they received him 2 weeks earlier. The LFS even talked me out of purchasing a more expensive Fu Man Chu because he only ate live food. I have been unsuccessful at feeding my fish thus far. I have tried enticing him by wiggling shrimp attached to a piece of air hose. I have a variety pack of frozen squid, clams, shrimp, & fish available, however I assumed fresh shrimp would be the best place to start. There are three damsels in the tank, he has expressed some stalking techniques but he has yet to make a real attempt at eating any of them.

How long should I wait before introducing live feeders, such as baby mollies? I don't want to jeopardize the fish's health. The lionfish is pretty small at about 3.5 -4 inches long including fins. Any suggestions are welcomed.

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