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Old 09-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how many Volitan Lionfish I can put in a 125 gallon tank???
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I would say only one. Do you have any other fish and what kind of filter do you have?
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Dont want to put anything else in it...just the Lions.....still in the planning stage.....going to get the free tank in a couple of weeks
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If you want multiple lion fish you could probably have at least 2 fuzzy dwarf lion fish
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If you want multiple lion fish you could probably have at least 2 fuzzy dwarf lion fish
Just lionfish then imo i think op may be able to do 2 volitans (dont qoute me on that haha) or 4 dwarves
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Does anyone know how many Volitan Lionfish I can put in a 125 gallon tank???
What you need to keep in mind is that Volitans get to about 15"-18" so they do need some space even tho they are not as territorial as other fish. You often find them in the wild in pairs or small schools. PLUS, they do better on a live diet and some won't go for a dead food diet so it comes down to how many can you feed? The more you have, the better the filtering needs to be.

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4 dwarf lions sounds about right. Volitans can get big and produce lots of waste
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Thanks for all the great advice......maybe Ill get the dwarfs,but the Volitans look so much more elegant.
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Thanks for all the great advice......maybe Ill get the dwarfs,but the Volitans look so much more elegant.
For what it's worth, years ago, a company I worked for supplied most of the Pacific fish and sharks for Atlantis resorts in the Bahamas. The wanted large Volitans for their public display tank. All the fish needed to be 10" +. As they started coming in from our supplies, we got to really appreciate the beauty of a large Black Volitan. With the size came the elaborate finnage and display.
I'm just sayin'

Maybe split the difference and go with the medium lions, Antennatas, Radiatas, Hawaiian Sphex lions for example. I've had all these and they are more "frilly" than most dwarfs
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Thanks Mr. sager......good advice.
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