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Old 12-04-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about doing a preditor reef tank in a few months. Well maybe like 6 months. Anyways Im going to use a 55 gal. I'm thinking an angler, snowflake eel, and one maybe two lion fish? Will lions fight? The fish will be max adult size 5-6 inches. Is this rediculously overstocked? And these guys won't eat snails and hermits will they?
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:12 AM   #2
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I think that sounds cool although I don't have experience with any of those fish. Seems tight in that size tank but I am predatory expert.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:41 AM   #3
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Little bigger like a 4ft tank would be better (80-90 gallons) everyone loves room
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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The 55g is four foot, and I already have it just sitting in a garage. More room would be nice. I just thought it might not be too bad because none of these guys r real active swimmers. And I prob wont have a whole lot of LR, maybe 50lbs. I'll prob just go with one lion though. R lion fish aggressive to there own kind?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
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Lions and anglers are very aggressive. They'll both eat whatever they can fit in their mouth. Also, unless you're planning on a dwarf lionfish the volitans can grow to over a foot long. A dwarf should work with an angler as long as they're both about the same size.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:22 AM   #6
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I know they will eat anything they can. But to me that don't equal agressive. I consider territorial fish to be aggresive, or something like a goby that don't like another just cause he looks like him. I consider clowns to be pretty agressive, but a angler is like a big dumb ofe, that just stuffs it's face. And yea I woul definately get a dwarf lion. I was just wondering if they were aggressive twards other lion fish, like angel fish are twards each other.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:28 AM   #7
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I know they will eat anything they can. But to me that don't equal agressive. I consider territorial fish to be aggresive, or something like a goby that don't like another just cause he looks like him. I consider clowns to be pretty agressive, but a angler is like a big dumb ofe, that just stuffs it's face. And yea I woul definately get a dwarf lion. I was just wondering if they were aggressive twards like fish, like an angel fish or something.
Clowns can be territorially aggressive. However if a clown attempts to be territorially aggressive, and it gets eaten, who's the aggressor in that situation lol.

Fish the same size or larger than both the lion and angler should be ok. I believe multiple lions can be kept.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:35 AM   #8
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I would still call the clown the aggressor. If some little punk came up on ya outa nowhere talking smack and started swinging wildly on ya, and you gave him the old one punch ko, I would say he was being the aggressive one. Just my opinion. Thanks for the answer
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LA does list them as peaceful, though I think that's because they don't actively seek their prey. Either way, not like you're putting small fish with it. It's a very unique fish and should make a nice addition.
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I'd maybe only go with one lion fish. And the others listed just cause the bio load on the tank is going to be pretty heavy and if u aren't trying to have to do weekly water changes I'd make sure u have a heavy duty filter system on the tank
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