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Old 09-29-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Lionfish outgrowing tank

Have a volitan lion, a purple dottyback, dwarf lion, and a tiger jaw fish. The jaw fish is a wimp. The dottyback picks constantly on him constantly and anytime the volitan goes near his burrow, he freaks out and runs to the other side of tank. I want to get rid of the volitan and the jaw fish. They are just not for me. I have a 55 gal and I knew the day would come to trade off the volitan so I'm thinking of where to go from here. I've had my tank for a year and since my wrasse jumped ship I feel lost. Not an expert. I need help.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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Post in the classifieds section on here and you might just be able to get someone to adopt it. Where do you live? If your close to me (central IN) I'd be happy to take it off your hands

I mean no offense, but you should never buy a fish knowing that you won't have the space to allow it to live comfortably as an adult. Should have thought ahead and you never wouldve ran into this problem.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:10 AM   #3
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I planned on moving in the spring and starting a bigger predator tank. Really don't want to part w my buddy but I do want what's best for him. He is a v
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He is a very happy fish at the moment and I'd feel terrible if something went wrong in transport.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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This is him. How long until he really outgrows this tank? 55 gal. I'm getting a 90 in the spring.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
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90 is still too small. They get over 1' long. Where do you live? I would adopt if your close to NJ. I have a 150g.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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Philly here I'll adopt the jawfish
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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I was thinking about a trade w lfs. Never shipped a fish and really don't want something to go wrong. I've read that a lion needs 75 min so I'm not sure what to do. I would like someone's impute on my photos of lions size now in relation to my tank. He's the only big fish and all others are very small. It seems to me that he has plenty of space for now. I know he will get a lot bigger and I plan on upgrading if I keep him.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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If you can learn from me I said I would upgrade to accommodate my unicorn tang once I got the money... Never happened he got to big and once he got slow my puffer got him so don't delay in my opinion if u have an out and u know he will be safe take it
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #10
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I bought that tang at an inch long grew to like 7" or 8" then stopped had no clue y
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