Lionfish and Puffer
I added a 5 inch volitan lionfish about three weeks ago. This past week we added a 3 inch foxface and a 4 inch porcupine puffer. My lion instantly ambushed the puffer, starting to attack him, nip him occasionally, and hit him with his spines. The puffer at first ignored him, but today he did puff up once. The lion even went after the foxface twice, even though he had been ignoring him for three days.
I have a 135 gallon aquarium, plenty of live rock and hiding places, and all my water parameters are normal. I feed my lion off a stick and he has been getting enough food. Any suggestions? I am nervous about the puffer and am wondering if I should trade the lion out and hope for a more mild mannered one...