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PostPosted: 2003.03.01(Sat)16:24    Post subject: LionFish Reply with quote

Will lionfish kill all fish in the tank?
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PostPosted: 2003.03.01(Sat)17:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

No it won't bother anything it can't get in its mouth. I'd say if your Lionfish is 6 inches I wouldn't put anything under 3 inches in there (or half the length). Now a fish being stung by the lionfish is a differant story it may harm or kill a fish. Lionfish are best kept in a species tank.
Don't buy the fish before you know the fish.

Last edited by SoS on 2003.03.30(Sun)11:19; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: 2003.03.30(Sun)4:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

when it comes to lions you want fish comparable in size they will eat any fish, crab, shrimp, and even snail it can get a hold of. if it fits in its mouth chances are it may go after it. I disagree here a 6" lion could easily fit a 3" fish in its mouth they have huge mouths your best bet is same size or a litle bigger
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PostPosted: 2003.04.01(Tue)1:32    Post subject: Lionfish Reply with quote

Lionfish are fabulous saltwater fish if you are prepared to cater to them. They need huge tanks (adults require over a 75 gallon tank to thrive, depending on species of lionfish of course, but still), a pricey diet (live food, frozen foods like beefheart, fish meat, prawns, most types of worms) , and caution whenever you are fiddling around in the tank for basic clean up and management. After all, they have quite the nice poisonous sting. This being said, they will eat smaller fish, and any they won't eat they can still sting if they harass them ....something all should keep in mind before ever even thinking of purchasing one.
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