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Old 03-07-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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I have a 150g FOWLR that I am re-stocking after a MV outbreak. I already have a ~2-1/2" Lion Fish and a ~3" Blue Throat Trigger. I would like to hear some suggestion to put with them. I already have decided to add some type of eel as well just haven't decided which I want.

Tank: 48"X 24" X 30", running 30g wet/dry. AquaC EV 120 (overdriven with Mag 7 pump) have UV sterilizer, and running Bio-Pellets, and 150W MH with 2 96W PC.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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Gotta have a puffer in there. Haha, sorry I'm just a big fan of puffers, as well as gobies but as i found out the hard way lionfish tend to like gobies as snacks
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I agree 100% with the puffer suggestion!!! Even if you dot get a big one they are awesome. I had a blue spotted puffer for a bit before my tank got struck with ich and it would only grow to about 4 or 5 inches.
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I have a blue spotted puffer, she's my baby, she has a little Buddha decoration in her tank she cuddles up with at night, haha.. I also have a stars and stripes in a separate tank, he's pretty beefy, haha. I've always loved porcupines, their what inspired me to get into aquarium keeping, but I've had three and all have died of internal parasites within weeks. Mega bummer, but at least theirs all kinds of puffers :p some more hardy then others.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Puffers are now on my list, not sure what kind yet i think the Blue Spot will be too small to be with the Lion when he gets bigger. I had a dog faced, but he died when I had the Marine Velvet.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Also thinking of maybe an Angler but not sure if it will be ok with an eel.
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Stars and Stripes are pretty hardy. Mines had ich forever now and he's still kicking. working on treating him right now. Your right with the blue spotted though, as well as valentinis and toby type puffers, they tend to be smaller and more "submissive", at least in my experience. I want a spiny box puffer so bad, they would be able to hold there own with the lionfish, but I'd definitely recommend quarantining them cause they are ussually ich magnets and parasites are common.
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Love the Stars and Stripes. But I thought they stayed about the same sizes as a blue spot? I will always quarantine since I lost everything due to marine velvet.
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Yeah i don't blame you. My stars and stripes is huge, just as big as most of the dog faces I've seen. He's got a big ole belly on him, haha
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:39 AM   #10
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Yeah i don't blame you. My stars and stripes is huge, just as big as most of the dog faces I've seen. He's got a big ole belly on him, haha
What are you feeding the lion? Do you feed the puffer and lion same type of food or target feed each? My lion eats pretty much anything that goes in the tank as does the trigger they are not very picket at all.
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