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Old 11-03-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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Would a volitan be ok by himself for a 55 gallon tank. I have a 90 also but that is for more of the show tank. I love lions and I have a 55 I can setup to put just him in one. Any remarks?

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If he was absolutely the only fish in there and you are diligent with water changes and have good filtration then yeah, you could probably make it work.
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I agree with Fluff but I sure would like to see him in the 90
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I sure would like to see him in the 90
Same here. I normally suggest no less than a 75. These are big fish and while they aren't very active, they do swim a little an really would appreciate the space. And, bigger is always better when dealing with large predatory fish. But, the 55 can work since it will be the only fish.
I also wanted to add, be sure to give him a good many rock caves to hang out in. They like to hang out upside down in caves and would appreciate that sense of security.
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maybe might works out ok!!
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thanks for all your replys, I will let you know the progress along the way.
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I currently have a Volitan Lionfish ina 55 gallon tank. (I know bigger is much better) Yet I have plenty of filtration within my tank and she is doing wonderful. My water quality is perfect. If the Volitan Lionfish is the only fish I believe she would be fine. Because I already run the setup you are about to do.
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My Volitan was the centerpiece of my 175 for a very long time. They are a very striking and beautiful fish when they get large.
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Another alternative to the volitan would be one of the smaller lions. You could also have a friend or 2 in there with him. Just a thought.

The volitan is one of the most beautiful fish the marine aquarist can purchase. but they really need plenty of room to cruise and grow properly.
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I like all Lions but if you question having space for a Volitan than look at a Russell's Lion. They look like a Volitan without all the spots & max out around 12 inches.

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