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Old 04-29-2011, 05:07 PM   #11
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Its an antennata lionfish thinking about a shoal of damsels a trigger and 1 other fish to go in with him maybe a male bird wrasse what do you think??
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:38 PM   #12
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First, they should stay bigger than his mouth or they'll become dinner.

second, check this chart to see if they're compatible

http://liveaquaria.com/general/compatibility_chart.cfm
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:06 PM   #13
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I would be careful with damsels especially as lions are nocturnal feeders. Trigger would be fine. I would agree about getting larger ones, how big is the lion atm? I've never kept that kind so don't know how big it will get? Thought it was a fu man chu :-s sorry hard to see on my phone! What type of damsels you thinking?
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:31 PM   #14
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the antennata gets about 9"-10" full grown I think. Its basicly a dwarf lion, but isnt classified as one
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:36 PM   #15
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Max size for the lion Is 7 inches he's only about 2 inches. shoal of 5 damsels are all about an inch oh and there 2 stripe damsels
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:55 PM   #16
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I would be more inclined to go for larger chromis. Lions mouths get pretty big compared to the rest of their bodies so you would have to get damsels that get fairly large and in my experience larger damsels can be a bit of a pest because they can be aggressive. But then again they wouldn't attack a trigger or a lion. A shoal of fire fish would look very impressive but a bit more pricey! If you like the two stripes though try floating the bag in near pitch black light and sit with a touch and watch the lion, you'll soon see if he is interested in eating them! If he doesn't bother then you should be good to go! Just keep him well fed lol
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #17
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