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Old 08-02-2003, 11:43 AM   #1
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Volitan Lion Fish

I would like to know what kinds of fish cohabit better with a volitan lion fish?
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Old 08-02-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
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There are quite a few possibilities but if you could give us some detailed info about your set up and the animals you already have, that would go a long way to giving you a much better informed suggestion.

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EDIT: double post>> see below 08/02/03 10:39 PST steve-s
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LOL... just realized you are continuing from >>this thread<<.

There are many possibilities, but as I stated in the above link, it really depends on the tank type you will end up keeping and the direction you wish to take the tank. Answering those previous questions would help alot.

Without more info, all I can suggest is reading this >>compatability chart<< for some guidance. Just remember that the fish you may end up keeping can't read it.

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I do not have it set up yet...you replied to my other post on getting started so if that helps any. I'm getting a 75 gallon tank I know. I do not have anything set up...I'm just wondering what choices I have to choose from to better learn about the fish/coral. I know a great deal about the lion fish from lots of research, but nothing about who they can live with comfortably.
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It's just a standard retangular tank, and I just don't know how to set it up. I want the lion fish like I said, and I am trying to set it up around this fish.
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>>Here<< may be a good place to start. Most lions are nocturnal by nature and only a few types will actuall be active during the day. You should also choose by max. adult size as well. Many are very large growing species and would outgrow a 75 gal in time. Once you have decided on what type of lion strikes your fancy it may offer additional insights.

Most however are very similar in care and tank mates. The main rule being, never house any other fish that is small enough to fit in it's mouth. Most if not all decorative shrimps and crabs are out as well.

They will also do better in an FOWLR setting as it offers a much more natural environment for most lions as it provides for hiding places and allows it to maintain it's "predatory" behavior rather than being in an open tank.

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I know that I definetly want a volitan lion fish, black about medium size b/c of the tank size I am getting. I was in the pet store one day and saw one with a maroon clownfish, whit stripe...and just assumed that they could coexist together.
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hehe.. if the maroon is big enough it can.. lionfishes eat like once every three days.. i had one that took down a damsel fish once every three days.. you gotta make sure to look at the mouth closely.. my lionfish's mouth looked way smaller than it was..
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I was also wondering....I have looked at some other fish but haven't found the right information on them and was wondering if they could live with a volitan lion fish. They are a green emerald crab, hawiian flame angel, and unicorn tang. Also if you have any information regarding them about tank size, reef compatiable, etc?
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