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Old 11-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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20g fuzzy dwarf lion tank

I have a spare 20g long and have been looking around for fish and found the fuzzy dwarf lion! I love the looks of these guys and now want one really bad!!! It would be great if you guys could tell me their care requirements and other tips on keeping them. I am going to be useing a simple HOB (aqueon quiet flow if you want the name) for filtration and am hoping to learn more about these guys!

Also could i have a CUC? Or would he eat anything in the tank?

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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Im thinking of a skunk cleaner also, maybe a pair of clowns? Ive heard they are messy eaters so i will keep up on wc. And what do they eat? Ive heard only live shrimp, would they eat freeze dried krill?
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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Or maybe a green blue chromis? Wouldnt it be fast enough that the lion cant catch it? Open to stocking suggestions though. Picking up the tank tommarow
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The lion will for sure eat the shrimp. They are also quite messy and get around 4".. I would just do the lion in the tank, it has a good sized bioload.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #5
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The lion will for sure eat the shrimp. They are also quite messy and get around 4".. I would just do the lion in the tank, it has a good sized bioload.
Alright so just the lion, im fine with that as thats what i was thinking anyway. Could get some hermits, and a conch snail? I will be useing seeded media so that cycling wont be to much of a problem.
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I would say it depends on tank demensions as fuzzy dwarfs get about 6 to 7 inches. I would definitely not rush the cycle though especially as they have a high bio load so tank will need to be ready to cope with the bioload I would invest in decent filtering if you want to do this too. As for food I would imagine it will be the same as my volitan you will need some live shrimp to get them started then once started I fed mine fish heads from small fish on kebab stick once he started taking that he now eats anything that goes in the tank that he can fit in his mouth. I would try and give it a mix of all sorts of saltwater meats though
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As stated, I would not keep this fish in a 20 gallon tank.
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You could potentially get away with a Fu Manchu, but it'd be a lot of maintenance and Fu's are difficult fish
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I have seen people on a bunch of diff forums keep them in 18s,24, and 20s. What filter would you reccomend?
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I would say it depends on tank demensions as fuzzy dwarfs get about 6 to 7 inches. I would definitely not rush the cycle though especially as they have a high bio load so tank will need to be ready to cope with the bioload I would invest in decent filtering if you want to do this too. As for food I would imagine it will be the same as my volitan you will need some live shrimp to get them started then once started I fed mine fish heads from small fish on kebab stick once he started taking that he now eats anything that goes in the tank that he can fit in his mouth. I would try and give it a mix of all sorts of saltwater meats though
Also would this work? Its frozen food but its said that its the best frozen on the east coast (im in NC)

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