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Old 02-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Lionfish care

Is caring for a lionfish difficult? I wanted to get one
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Any ideas on species?


I don't think it adds any difficulty personally. I have to work on the tank every couple of days anyway so adding a scheduled feeding seems fine. I've got a fuzzy dwarf and he is doing very well. I just target feed every three days or so. Also be aware of how it adjusts what can be in the tank. For instance ornamental shrimp may not be the best idea b/c the lionfish will want to eat them.

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I have a fuzzy dwarf and as long as you get them eating prepared food they aren't difficult. You will have to hand feed as they won't usually feed from the water column. I feed mind bits of fish from the supermarket every other day. Also they get a bad image of being aggressive since they are a predator. They aren't really aggression more opportunistic if they get too hungry. I wouldn't keep any shrimp in with them though.
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I'm not sure I'll get one then because I love shrimp so that's not a good idea but if I sent up another tank for it how big dose it need to be I'm thinking a fuzzy dwarf lionfish or something similar
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