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Old 11-19-2005, 01:41 PM   #1
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Dwarf Lionfishes

How big of a tank would you need to keep a Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish?They seem like interesting fish, but I have never seen them in a LFS.
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I would suggest something along the lines of about 50 gal. Not just in terms of fish space but managable waste load created by the types/amounts of food required for this particular species. It will also depend on if any other fish will be housed with the lion, the more you want the larger the tank needed.

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So the basic rule of the bigger the better applies here to...basically anywhere in the SW hobby.I jsut wanted to clarify that because I did some research and heard of some people keeping the Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfishes in 20 gallon or less.
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So the basic rule of the bigger the better applies here to...basically anywhere in the SW hobby.I jsut wanted to clarify that because I did some research and heard of some people keeping the Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfishes in 20 gallon or less.
That is not a good thing 8O 4o gallons minimum I would say.
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:51 PM   #5
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40 gallons to 55 are about where you want to be.
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IMO if they are by themselves 30 gallon minimum.

If you want other fish, like already stated, around 40 and up would be a good size tank.

And yes as many of you know I have mine in a 10. Im waiting for my couisn to get his sw tank so he can take it but most likely im just going to give it to my lfs. I would really not recommend it. Mne has been growing a lot lately and he doesn't have much room.
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but don't they grow to about 4"
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I've heard anywhere from 4-6 inches.

It seems like it'll fit but when you actually have one in a 10 you'll see why i think it's cramped lol.
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