Soooo yesterday I was shopping around for a new fish for my tank. Stopped into a reputable fish and coral store and was looking for something intresting but not to exspensive. I spot a few id like but out of my price range for right now and see a small lionfish the body is about 5 inches.. I asked the guy if he would be okay with the fish i currently have. A maroon clownfish and scooter blenny and he said they should be okay considering their sizes. The clownfish was about 1" width and 1"tall. The lionfish seemed to be leaving everyone alone up until now when i got home. Coincidentally I was bringing my gfs daughter home and after giving her a big speech about not putting her hands in the tank. As fate would have it she comes home from her grandfathers house with a carnival goldfish she won thinking it could live in the my saltwater tank. And after explaining we couldnt because of the salt and the fact that the lionfish might eat him cus hes so small this happens. Shes checking him out for the first time and I notice him kinda hovering almost upside down over the clownfish and I walked away for literally a second and I hear these words "OMG HE ATE NEMO!!!". Id say its kinda traumatic for a 6 year old to witness
. Luckily I distracted her with situating her goldfish and thats that.
Anyways Im tring to figure out something. Ive read that lionfish will only eat things that they can fit in thier mouth. Well ezactly how big is it or whats a safe size when it comes to picking out fish where they wont be devoured? Im guessing there isnt a big enuff clownfish in this world that would be safe from a LF is there? Not that im hooked on em but Im just trin to make the kid happy but she understands if theres no way they would get along.