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Old 07-30-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Fu manchu lion fish

Does anyone have a fu manchu lionfish or have experience with them? I'm interested in getting one, so it would be nice to hear what your encounter was.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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I have a dwarf lionfish which is a lot like a fumanchu. It is the coolest fish I've had. The only issue is feeding. Lions prefer live food and mine wasn't weened off before I bought it and it won't take to frozen at all. Frozen food will litterally hit him in the face and he won't react but he hunts live fish like no ones buisness. I don't mind getting feeder fish from the LFS but from what I've read online it's not good for them. Have had mine for 6 weeks now and it looks amazing. Its fat and the color is brilliant so I don't know how unhealthy the live food really is but it's been a challenge trying to ween him off.
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its so beautiful! what size tank is it in? this might be a stupid question but my friend weened theres by moving the frozen food around if that makes sense.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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Oh I've tried that. I've even used silverside's and tried to make it look like they are swimming around...lol

Its in a 50 gallon reef. He's perfect, doesn't touch the coral, inverts or fish. They are supposed to sit around a lot but mine is quite active. Slow as he glides around the tank but active. When he hunts he bleaches himsel out so he's harder to see. Its the coolest thing, he goes white and the second the fish is in its mouth all the color comes back.
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awesome, id love to see a video of that
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I seen that you said it doesnt mess with coral fish or inverts, is that normal with the type you have or are you lucking that it doesnt eat your stuff. ive heard if it will fit in there mouth they will eat it, is that true with your tank?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:12 AM   #7
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i think all dwarfs are reef safe. he hasn't touched a snail or crab or even thought of nippin a coral. i wouldn't put any really small fish in the tank or any shrimp smaller than him but i have a cleaner shirmp in the tank that hes never bothered.
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Thats awesome I like the clip. how long have you had him in your tank. Ive been wanting one now since I seen someone have it in a reef tank I think I may get one. Thanks
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Woah. Your tank is amazing
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