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Old 04-03-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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Antennata or Zebra??

Hi. It's been a while since my last post, but I wanted to ask which lion fish ya'll thought I should get. I have a 55 gal., fish only tank with the following fish:

3" spiny box puffer
2" yellow tail damsel
2.5" Valentini puffer
3.5" Fox face
3" tomato clown
medium sized atlantic anemone

I really want to get a dwarf lion fish, and then stop adding fish. Liveaquaria.com has the Antennata and Zebra, and specify a maximum adult size of 7" for each. I would be buying a small one (2"). I know the puffers can nip, but I have never seen mine nip at any other fish. They keep to themselves. The damsel may become lion food over time, so I may move him out.

As far as the lion goes, which is more hardy, easier to feed, prettier (in your opinion), and better suited for my tank?

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Well, to start off, that box puffer and foxface will need at least a 70G tank. A loinfish likes to hang in one place, the puffers would probably find it entertaining to nip the loin's fins. Anything the loin can fit in his mouth would be considered a meal, and they can open their mouths really wide.
I would suggest removing the puffers and foxface, if you want to add a loin. Personally, I like the Antennata Lionfish.
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