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Old 05-24-2011, 05:16 AM   #1
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Lion fish

G'day all I got my self a zebra lion fish.
Pick him up on Saturday put him in the tank , he had a swim around then disappeared into the rock and haven't seen him since is this normal
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:20 AM   #2
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From what I have read yes it is. Once they start associating you with food it will probably learn to come out to beg.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:12 AM   #3
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My Lion did he same thing. After a few days he associated me with food and now him and my humu humu come to top of the tank whenever I get close to it. They sit there like a couple of dogs beggin for food...really funny. I can actually hand feed them krill. Just be patient, he will come around.
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My Lion did he same thing. After a few days he associated me with food and now him and my humu humu come to top of the tank whenever I get close to it. They sit there like a couple of dogs beggin for food...really funny. I can actually hand feed them krill. Just be patient, he will come around.
Are lionfish poisionus? If not im definatly gonna set up a tank for a couple that be frekkin awesome
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Lionfish? Yes I believe the spines at the end of their fins are
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:27 AM   #6
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Yes, the lionfish are venomous. They sting with their dorsal spines and a believe there are a couple toward their head that are also venomous. I have never been stung, but I have read that it the pain is anywhere from slightly worse than a bee sting to very painful. I guess it just depends on your level of pain tolerance.
On a side note, make sure you have adequate space for them, especially if you plan on geting another one. They grow to approximately 15".
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Scratch that last part about the size being 15". I just remembered you said Zebra Lion. They get to about 7". My bad.
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