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Old 10-14-2011, 02:14 PM   #41
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There is nothing in the food chain that is stupid enough to try and eat them. And they will eat almost anything. Look how they are built, like a pirate ship flying the skull and crossbones.
I LOVE this explanation of the lionfish! Im gonna use this anytime someone asks about them lol. And to the one asking why they are a pest...my TRIGGERS wont even dare tough him! Lol
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:38 PM   #42
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Wasn't it an aquarium that lost a few? And yeah they are horrible to the entire ecosystem. I think it's illegal to throw them back into the water if you catch one. There's also a beach where you can literally scoop up small lion fish. The guy at my petco told me about it lol
Yet they're still pretty expensive. You'd think with a close (and apparently bountiful) supply, they,d be $10 fish.
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I don't understand that myself. It must be that they are expensive to hold and to transport. A double bag isn't quite enough!
They have to be the easiest fish in the sea to catch.
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Yet they're still pretty expensive. You'd think with a close (and apparently bountiful) supply, they,d be $10 fish.
Something like 98% of the lionfish in the Atlantic are Red Lionfish. So any other Lionfish in your LFS are from the Pacific, I don't think many, if any, are harvested from the Atlantic at all.

Also scientists have done genetic studies and found that all the Lionfish are descended from 8 females, which helps to support the theory that they were released from an aquarium.
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I had also heard that. But I haven't seen any bargains on the red ones either.
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I had also heard that. But I haven't seen any bargains on the red ones either.
U think they would be giving them away. And my favorite fish has got to be puffers
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U think they would be giving them away. And my favorite fish has got to be puffers
Puffers are sweet like the spiny box puffer
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #48
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Porc puffers for sure
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I had a bad experience with a puffer fish years ago. Has anyone here had one for any length of time? And under what circumstances (fish only?)
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I got mine in June . Just him in a 75 gallon. What was your bad experience ?
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