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Old 03-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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lionfish compatibility

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I just read that a dwarf lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra) is a hardy fish for small tanks (10-30 gallons). Would it be ok with a watchman goby, a pistol shrimp, a cleaner shrimp and some coral in a 29 gal.?
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The shrimps are toast with any lion and the zebra get ten inches so its not even suitable for a 29 gallon.
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I was told they would be ok w a 30g
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Maybe your thinking of a Fu man chu lion.
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would a fu manchu lionfish work?
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I wouldn't trust one with any shrimp or small fish. You should see my zebra lion when I put live shrimp in the tank. Not a pretty sight from a shrimps point of view.
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I wouldn't trust one with any shrimp or small fish. You should see my zebra lion when I put live shrimp in the tank. Not a pretty sight from a shrimps point of view.
Get a 50g or larger if you want a lionfish, they grow fast and mine felt overstocked in a 75g so I got a larger tank.
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Agreed I think even a thirty is bare minimum for a Fu .
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Maybe your thinking of a Fu man chu lion.
Yes that is it
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anything they can get in ther mouths they will
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:48 PM   #11
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All of those animals listed would be toast. They can eat things half their size. 30 min for the fu man chu. Even though they don't move much, you have to remember that the bioload for those fish is huge.
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All of those animals listed would be toast. They can eat things half their size. 30 min for the fu man chu. Even though they don't move much, you have to remember that the bioload for those fish is huge.
They wouldn't eat anything that large, they would spit it back out since it'd be impossible for them to get it through their stomach without their teeth. Maybe 1/3 their size. But everything else besides the watchman goby would be a goner.
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what if the goby and the pistol shrimp are paired up together?
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what if the goby and the pistol shrimp are paired up together?
It wouldn't make a difference, lionfish stalk their prey then pounce
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woudn't the goby see it and warn the shrimp?
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woudn't the goby see it and warn the shrimp?
Lol Idk.
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I love this thread. Lionfish are one of my favorite predators. Google him. Had a red one for years that got the size of a small cat. They have one of the fastest pounces in the ocean. And he will eat anything he can get in his enormous mouth. Mine lived with a 2' long snowflake moray that he couldn't eat in a 55 gallon, and they were cramped.
But Lionfish don't move around that much so he was content as long as he had plenty to eat. Just get a Carribean one as they are an invasive species caused by the aquarium trade.
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