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Old 11-19-2004, 09:58 PM   #1
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Black Volitan

I want to buy black volitan but I dont know what fish to mixed with
I know they are mean but they are so pretty.
help me please

black volitan poison?
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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We have a humu trigger and a porcupine puffer with our black volitan lion. Make sure they are the same size or bigger than the lion. He's not very aggressive as long as the others are not small enough for him to consider them food He will be fine. He's really kind of laid back even at feeding time. The trigger is more food aggressive than the lion. Yes they are poisonous to us but he hasn't harmed the other fish.
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We have a humu trigger and a porcupine puffer with our black volitan lion. Make sure they are the same size or bigger than the lion. He's not very aggressive as long as the others are not small enough for him to consider them food He will be fine. He's really kind of laid back even at feeding time. The trigger is more food aggressive than the lion. Yes they are poisonous to us but he hasn't harmed the other fish.

so how do the people change water or clean the tank?
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He won't chase you with hi poisonous spines. More worry would be if you tried to handle the fish and got a finnning! He would be more likely to snack on a finger that waws to close, but they are docile and hunt at night.
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:53 PM   #5
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They do not bother you. They stay out of the way and you just make sure they are at the other end of the tank if you have to stick your hand in. They do not hunt you down. They actually will wait at the same place every day to be fed and if you feed live, they will eventually hand feed, you just hold the fish by the tail and drop it's head in the tank and the lion will eat it. Their aggressiveness is way over rated and exaggerated.
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Old 11-20-2004, 12:47 AM   #6
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They do not bother you. They stay out of the way and you just make sure they are at the other end of the tank if you have to stick your hand in. They do not hunt you down. They actually will wait at the same place every day to be fed and if you feed live, they will eventually hand feed, you just hold the fish by the tail and drop it's head in the tank and the lion will eat it. Their aggressiveness is way over rated and exaggerated.
live food?
like what?
how big tank has to be?
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They do not bother you. They stay out of the way and you just make sure they are at the other end of the tank if you have to stick your hand in. They do not hunt you down. They actually will wait at the same place every day to be fed and if you feed live, they will eventually hand feed, you just hold the fish by the tail and drop it's head in the tank and the lion will eat it. Their aggressiveness is way over rated and exaggerated

live food?
like what?
how big tank has to be?
I have 55g and I dont know if that's good size for it.
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A black volitan will quickly outgrow a 55 gallon tank. If you ever want any kind of smaller fish, this is not the fish for you to get. I also think it is not a good fish for a beginner.
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A black volitan will quickly outgrow a 55 gallon tank. If you ever want any kind of smaller fish, this is not the fish for you to get. I also think it is not a good fish for a beginner.
hmmmm.............
I think I have to greed with you but I would like to try so many fish if I can but I dont know wich fish to Mixed with?
I dont know wich fish is getting along with each other I learn how to Keep my fish a live my yellow tang and 2 p clown is still live in my other 55g tank I dont know if you see my tank it's amost not thing in there
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I disagree that a volitan is not a good fish for beginner. Granted a 55 may be to small in the longrun, and he WILL eat all smaller fish, tehy are very docile, very pretty, and very hardy fish. All of that depends on a well handled specimen of course, but as far as fish go a volitan is a very hardy marine fish.
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