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Old 03-08-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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lionfish question?

will a Volitan Lionfish small size which grows up to 2.5 inches be fine in a 30 gallon tank? if it needs to be by itself thats fine
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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and i know they are not reef safe so i can just have LR and LS correct?
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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Erm, Volitans attain about 12" and need to be in a 100g+ tank. They can be reef safe except for shrimp and crabs.
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Maybe look into the Dwarf Lionfish - Dendrochirus sp. You can read about em here: The Lionfish Info Sheet: Captive Care and Home Husbandry by Frank Marini, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com

Specifically Dendrochirus brachypterus or Dwarf fuzzy lionfish since it says they are very hardy.
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alright thanks A1 now i wonder what else i could get in there with it, probably nothing lol
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Technically, 30g is too small for even a dwarf lionfish. Sorry, but I would look at other fish options.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:46 PM   #7
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how would a fish that doesnt grow to even be five inches be to big for that tank? general rule for saltwater is inch for five gallons which means i could get six inchs not that im going to but a 2-4 inch fish?
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Yes but It's also waste mangement and water quality.Lionfish are messy eaters and waste makers.
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+1 for fishboy. Btw, inches per gallon is very outdated now and doesn't have a relationship with the mass or diet of the fish.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:01 PM   #10
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well i didnt know they was messy, and yeah i know its outdated much but i sometimes go back to it haha
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