Marine Depot <----> Clear Fabrications
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: The beast has a name...

  1. #1
    Hermit Crab

    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Graham WA
    Posts
    180
    Rep Power
    24

    The beast has a name...

    So I bought a little Red Angler about 4 days ago now and was stressin cuz no matter WHAT I waved in front of him he wouldn't eat. Well I searched for local source of SW Mollies with no luck. So in a desperation move I picked up 3 neons at Petco and sure enough no sooner than they hit the water did he notice and start swingin his lure a mile a minute...and then GULP, in the flash of a camera the smallest neon was gone!! I was SHOCKED and stoked at the same time. So since like the T-Rex fr Jurassic park...he doesn't want to fed, he wants to HUNT!! So Rex he shall be named.

    GS

  2. #2
    Surgeonfish
    mfinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    6,964
    Rep Power
    177
    Keep trying the saltwater food. Eventually he should make the switch over.
    I had a lionfish that I fed feeder goldfish to for a while and eventually managed to get it to eat silversides.
    Took a while.

  3. #3
    Hermit Crab

    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Graham WA
    Posts
    180
    Rep Power
    24
    Will do.my main worry was him starvin to death. Now that he's had a snack I feel better. Would still like to find some SW mollies

    GS

  4. #4
    Surgeonfish
    mfinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    6,964
    Rep Power
    177
    I wonder if you could load up the mollies with food that would benefit the angler.
    Like you can with live brine.

  5. #5
    Hermit Crab

    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Graham WA
    Posts
    180
    Rep Power
    24
    Can't see any reason why not. Now...anyone who speaks angler, chime in, need some info on diet...

    GS

  6. #6
    Surgeonfish
    mfinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    6,964
    Rep Power
    177
    When I had my lionfish, I got him to grab chunks of silversides off of a bamboo skewer.
    I would impale the silverside on the skewer and wiggle it in front of the lionfish to make it look like it was alive, or atleast making it have motion.
    Plus it does help if the fish is hungry. If he is full of mollies, he probably isn't going to want that smelly piece of dead fish you are trying to get him to eat.
    The longer you continue to feed it mollies, the harder and longer it will take to wean it off them.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •