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Old 07-22-2013, 01:38 AM   #1
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I have been interested in getting a Volitan Lionfish. I am curious about its aggression and eating habits. I know it is a carnivore but are they aggressive enough to go after some other fish I have in my tank? If it is likely, would there be any other lions you'd recommend? For the record, I have a 210 reef. I have some goby's but the smallest fish I have currently is a blue damsel. The tank has been set up for over a year and is doing great. I do have corals, but I don't think the lion would bother corals, but then again that is why I am doing research first, because I don't know. Thank you all for your input.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:45 AM   #2
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they wont bother your corals but lions are predators and will eat anything that will fit in their mouth
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:48 AM   #3
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I also love the lion, what kind are you after?
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:50 AM   #4
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Ok, so best bet would be to get a dwarf? Will the bother shrimps or crabs?
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:51 AM   #5
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Sorry, pressed send too soon! I do think it will eat smaller fish and not corals so much but your snails or hermits will most likely be lunch. If you got a juvenile one and perhaps a dwarf you would have better chance of it not eating your inhabitants!
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:58 AM   #6
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I was considering the Volitan Lionfish but with its size as it grows, I don't want my gobys to become lunch. I do have a cleaner shrimp and an emerald crab that I think would be an issue. Maybe Ill have to pass on the lion. If I do get one, at this point I think it will have to be the fuzzy dwarf.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:02 AM   #7
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I love the look of the Fu Manchu, if I had a bigger tank I would get one...
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:06 AM   #8
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I love the look of the Fu Manchu, if I had a bigger tank I would get one...
Those are awesome. how big do they get?
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Not exactly sure but they are type of dwarf lion so much smaller than the volitans!
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