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Old 07-08-2011, 11:33 AM   #11
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You have to make a decision cause that will dictate what you can and can't keep. Fish wise and coral wise. Alot of cool fish arent reef safe so you need to figure out what you want more. The fish or the corals. You can still do an awesome tank with coral friendly fish so don't feel you will get screwed out of cool fish if you go reef.
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Sometimes it is fun to have stuff like lion fish, because then you can have fish like the snowflake moray, trigger fish and other stuff that won't do nice things to your reef fish and coral. Nice thing about lion fish is they are the "sparrow" of the sea...way too many of them especially in the Caribbean, where tank raised lion fish have gotten away and are now a real pest in these non-native habitats. They have no natural enemies.

The attitude is to collect/kill as many as you can as a diver.
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Why aren't snowflake eels and lion fish reef safe? Just wondering because I have a snowflake eel.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:58 PM   #14
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Why aren't snowflake eels and lion fish reef safe? Just wondering because I have a snowflake eel.
both eat most cuc(i think) and might eat coral(again,i think)
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snowflake and lionfish are reef safe but not fish safe,if your after an eel which is fishsafe go towards the pebble tooth or golden moray but they can go for your cuc,lion fish are reef safe but make a [moderator edit] of a mesh through feeding and waste,although this can also benefit some corals with food particles floating around the tank the skimmer and filtration needs to be good enough to handle this.
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snowflake and lionfish are reef safe but not fish safe,if your after an eel which is fishsafe go towards the pebble tooth or golden moray but they can go for your cuc,lion fish are reef safe but make a [moderator edit] of a mesh through feeding and waste,although this can also benefit some corals with food particles floating around the tank the skimmer and filtration needs to be good enough to handle this.
oh... i stand corrected
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My snowflake hasn't gone after neither my fish nor any shrimp or crabs. It hasn't even shown any interest. There are even two peppermint shrimp that live right outside the hole that it pokes it's head out of. Maybe it's just mine though. Also, I feed every other day to make sure it isn't hungry.
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sorry but a lionfish doesn't really limit you until it gets bigger. Every person I've talked to in depth that has one or had one, says yes it does limit some choices, but its not that bad, any fish that is roughly the same size or a tad smaller will be ok. They naturally know that they need to stay away. I'm getting a black volitan for my 125 and I have some lovely colorful fish
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sorry but a lionfish doesn't really limit you until it gets bigger. Every person I've talked to in depth that has one or had one, says yes it does limit some choices, but its not that bad, any fish that is roughly the same size or a tad smaller will be ok. They naturally know that they need to stay away. I'm getting a black volitan for my 125 and I have some lovely colorful fish
Exactly. I like to be told stuff from experience, not from something that they heard or whatever.
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sorry but a lionfish doesn't really limit you until it gets bigger. Every person I've talked to in depth that has one or had one, says yes it does limit some choices, but its not that bad, any fish that is roughly the same size or a tad smaller will be ok. They naturally know that they need to stay away. I'm getting a black volitan for my 125 and I have some lovely colorful fish
My fuzzy ate a clownfish the same size as it and then couldn't swallow the clown and they both died,lion fish are extremely fast to strike at prey,I wouldn't have any fish smaller than the lion fish in the same tank.
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