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Old 03-03-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question LION fish

Would it be safe to add a Lion fish to my tank?

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2 Damsels
2 Clown
1 Longnose Butterfly
1 Mandarin Dragonet
1 Royal Gramma

what do Lion fish eat, can I feed them mysis or brine? Are they difficult to take care of?
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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Eventually a lionfish would eat:

2 Damsels
2 Clown
1 Longnose Butterfly
1 Mandarin Dragonet
1 Royal Gramma

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i have a lion in my 55... with 45lbs of lr... 3 damsals - 1-2" long.. a lawnmower blenny 4" long... and a clarkii almost 1 1/2"... oh and a pink tip anemone... the lion is 7" long... 13" spanning fins.. and wont look at the other guys.. just what i feed him =D.. Get him small and start hand feeding it.. he will only eat from you and leave the rest alone =P


Make sure your lr has lots of hiding spots for the first couple of days while the lion adjust.. and to give your other fish places to go.
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Btw.. just fed him a balloon molly... that was bigger than the clarkii LOL but clarkii is still happily swimming around
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I agree with Tony. I dont see any problem with the tank but some of your fish will be eaten. It`s just not a good match with what you have in the tank.
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but its working =/

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It is working, but for how long is the question. Grand scheme of things your fish will eventually be eaten.
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he is already over the size that he needs to be to eat them lol.. i just have good luck with that kind of stuff.. have 2 oscars... and small clown loaches in my freshy... nobody has been eaten... i say has been.. cause the tank is well over a year old lol
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MichaelsLilGray: Thanks for the advice. I'm not sure if I want to get one, after reading that a sting from a lion fish could kill a human. I am not sure if I want to take my chances with that one.

By the way, where did u get your LR, it is really cool with all the holes that the fish could swim in and out of. I order my LR online, I get the Fiji Rock and it ususally comes in smaller pieces.
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Lionfish stings will not kill humans unless you are allergic, but the area will swell and redden feeling as if you were stung by several wasps.
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