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Old 11-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Will my lionfish try to eat clownfish if i buy them?

I have a volitan lionfish, he's about 5 1/2 inches close to 6. I'm thinking about getting a breeding pair of clownfish they are about an inch and a half. Will the lionfish be capable of eating him? I personally don't think he will. I have a small yellowtail damsel and he hasn't harmed the damsel in any way. I just need some answers or opinions.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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If they can get a fish in their mouth, they will eat it. I've got a Volitan in a 45g holding tank with a Singapore Angel and one green Chromis...It was two green Chromis about a month ago.

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Old 11-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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A lion can certainly eat a clownfish. However, if well fed, you'll probably be fine.
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If they can get a fish in their mouth, they will eat it. I've got a Volitan in a 45g holding tank with a Singapore Angel and one green Chromis...It was two green Chromis about a month ago.
Poor chromis... My deepest condolences.
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A lion can certainly eat a clownfish. However, if well fed, you'll probably be fine.
Would silversides be fine? I'm currently trying to get rid of him but for now I feed him silversides.
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I've been feeding mine silversides (cut in half) and pieces of shrimp...he likes both.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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I've been feeding mine silversides (cut in half) and pieces of shrimp...he likes both.
I do the same.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #8
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Frozen silversides are all my Lion will eat, except live fish of course (that would include a clownfish. Lions grow fairly quickly too. Mine has grown to at least 2-3 inches in just a few months.
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