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Old 09-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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volitan lionfish in a 90 gallon

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the lfs has an amazing looking volitan in right now. i was thinking he would be cool to have in my 90g. im concerned about his adult size though. i definitely wouldnt want him to be the only fish in the tank.

i would like to keep the volitan and

harlequin tusk
a foxface
and a fuzzy dwarf i currently have.

again my concern is space when all are at an full size.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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The harlequin tusk and volitan both require larger tanks then a 90 so both would definitely overstock the tank even before the other fish imo. You could however keep one or the other but its still on the small side and I know you said you didn't wanna be limited to 1 fish.
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yeah i was going off of blue zoo aquatics' recommended tank size. and this article on lionfish
The Lionfish Info Sheet: Captive Care and Home Husbandry by Frank Marini, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com
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The lion fish I wouldn't be as concerned about its more the harlequin tusk.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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really? are they just really active swimmers?
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:42 PM   #6
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They are a species of wrasse. I agree, nth require bigger tanks (125+). Volitans get 15". And tusks swim a lot. Sorry.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #7
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no need to apologize. the more honest, firsthand experience the better.
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