Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-28-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WOODSTOCK, GA
Posts: 973
Send a message via AIM to MACATUA Send a message via MSN to MACATUA Send a message via Yahoo to MACATUA
Multiple Lionfish

Has anyone ever kept more than one Volitans in a tank. I have a 180 that now has a baby puffer, clown tang, niger trigger and majestic angel. All are less than 3 inches, only the angel is close. I saw a display at the aquarium one time of multiple lions, and I thought it would be cool to have two together in this 180. I would of course start with babies, so bio-load would not be a problem, and really down the road it wont be, I have a 100 gallon rubbermaid sump and am putting on a Penn-Plax canister filter today. Anyone kept more than one?
__________________

__________________
Woo Hoo, PAYDAY! Time to pay the LFS rent (even before I pay mine )


Join the Alabama Regional Forum!
MACATUA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I think your puffer would nip at them constantly. They will also eat just about any fish or critters they can fit in their mouths.
__________________

__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 04:56 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WOODSTOCK, GA
Posts: 973
Send a message via AIM to MACATUA Send a message via MSN to MACATUA Send a message via Yahoo to MACATUA
Oh, I am aware of the behaviors, I kept a large puffer with a larger lion before. I know there are risks with the puffer and the trigger for that matter of fin nipping. But I am more interested if two lionfish are compatible together.
__________________
Woo Hoo, PAYDAY! Time to pay the LFS rent (even before I pay mine )


Join the Alabama Regional Forum!
MACATUA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 05:49 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
The Russell's Lionfish doesn't do well with others. Are you thinking of all of one type or a mixture?
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 06:01 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WOODSTOCK, GA
Posts: 973
Send a message via AIM to MACATUA Send a message via MSN to MACATUA Send a message via Yahoo to MACATUA
probobly two volitans would be most likely. I have read several accounts of them coexisting well, even partnering. Just would be cool to see too lionfish in a tank!
__________________
Woo Hoo, PAYDAY! Time to pay the LFS rent (even before I pay mine )


Join the Alabama Regional Forum!
MACATUA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2007, 09:46 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 150
Lionfish tanks are not terribly uncommon, They often times hunt in groups in the wild, and generally tolerate their own species. I also have mine with two puffers and have never had a problem. Before adulthood puffers are very passive with other fish, and even after they reach adult age, most aren't going to be real terrors. The biggest thing that worries me is that my puffer will impale himself on the volitan's spines as my spiny box puffer is such a klutz.

IMO you would be perfectly fine with 2 or 3 volitans in a tank, and even with a puffer in the mix.
__________________
pinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2007, 10:48 AM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
Cool, thanks for the real life experience pinkie! In what order did you add them?
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 11:31 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WOODSTOCK, GA
Posts: 973
Send a message via AIM to MACATUA Send a message via MSN to MACATUA Send a message via Yahoo to MACATUA
I'm going to try two small Volitans with my current tank mates,see how it works. I may have some finnipping, but we shall see. Then maybe the tusk and I will be flly stocked! May wait on the tusk though, not sure I have enough room. But it will take a LONG time for them all to outgrow a 180, 300 here I come!
__________________
Woo Hoo, PAYDAY! Time to pay the LFS rent (even before I pay mine )


Join the Alabama Regional Forum!
MACATUA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 11:32 AM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
LOL! Sweet!
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 11:57 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by roka64
Cool, thanks for the real life experience pinkie! In what order did you add them?
I added the two puffers before I added the lionfish, and happily still didn't have any aggression issues. The puffers are as mild mannered as can be, and the only things they nip at are inverts and my fingers.

Sounds like a good list MACATUA. Tusks are great fish. Very colorful, very active, and have the perfect personality for those other tank mates. Good luck with the two lionfish, keep us posted!
__________________

__________________
pinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lionfish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can u PM multiple.. roka64 Forum Admin & Announcements 2 11-22-2006 10:08 PM
Multiple Heaters? Serpentman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 04-14-2006 11:00 AM
multiple filters rokinrandy General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 04-12-2006 09:43 PM
Multiple Questions fishygurl Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 03-23-2006 10:50 PM
multiple Severums in a 55? dax29 Cichlid Discussion 11 01-20-2006 12:07 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.