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Old 08-07-2009, 07:04 AM   #1
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What's the smallest size tank that you could put a Dwarf Lionfish in?
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a quick google turns up 30-50 gallons.
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I've heard of people putting them in a 20, but I really don't think that is a good idea. IMO even LiveAquaria's minimum of 30 gallons would be pushing it, although it's probably doable.
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Yes Ive heard by several different sources that the dward lions can be put into 30g tanks but NOTHING less. I also heard that they arent poisonous, is this true?
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Yes, their sipnes contain poison, this it purely defensive. You can end up pricking yourself if you are not careful.
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Technically it is venom, not poison, and yes they do have a rather painful sting as do all lionfish. I would not house the smallest dwarf in anything under 40g. A 75g would be perfect for dwarfs.
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Technically it is venom, not poison, and yes they do have a rather painful sting as do all lionfish. I would not house the smallest dwarf in anything under 40g. A 75g would be perfect for dwarfs.
Technically, that's dwarves. lol

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Technically, both are acceptable...so there :P
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