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Old 09-11-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
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what is the minimum tank size for a lionfish. i have one on hold in the shop about 2 1/2 inches.i am currently doing well with my 65 gallon community tank and want to start a tough fish tank too.

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I think most lions need 75-100 gal. maybe 55 for a dwarf. I have one they are cool 8)

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Yeah, it depends what type of lion your getting. Like darb2 said. 55 would work for a dwarf fuzzy, fu manchu or zebra, but you'll need at least 75 for a volitans, russells, antennata or radiata lion. They grow pretty fast to if that helps in your tank decision.
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IMO you could fit a dwarf, fu man chu, or a zebra in a 30 gal. for quite along time.
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I have a fuzzy dwarf lionfish in my 60 gal. and he seems VERY happy. Swims around more than most lions i've seen. Fat little bugger too, he's a big pig. THey work great with triggers and puffers. I have both and no problems at all. The only thing is with me porcy puffer is he tries to lay on top of the lion. HEHEHE dumb fish
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its somewhere around 35 gallons per lion. (i guess that means 35 gallons, with no other tankmates, so if there are more tankmates the tank must be bigger?)

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