Lionfish lovers thread

Discussion in 'Predatory Fish Discussion' started by Redneckreef90, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Active Member

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    A cucumber should be just fine with lionfish. People really seem to have misconceptions about lionfish when it comes to harassing tank mates. Lionfish are predators, but they're ambush predators that wait for an appropriately sized meal to come close and then they gulp it down. If something isn't going to be view by them as food, then they are super peaceful fish. They won't harass or pick at any other inhabitants. My lionfish are the most peaceful fish in my tank in terms of getting along with their tank mates. A sea cucumber is going to be down in the sand and I doubt it would be an appealing meal for lionfish. They should just ignore it.
     
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    Hand feeding. Caught these 2 locally when they were hardly 2cm. Had to raise them on amphipods. Now they eat anything. From clam to flake and nori
     
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    I've had this guy for about 2 years now, he is truly my my favorite fish

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    Lionfish Lair Renee R2R Supporter Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Article Contributor

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    I really like that first picture! @reefpat
     
  5. FeliciaLynn

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    Here are my lionfish. I've had all of them for a little over a year.

    Dwarf zebra (Dendrochirus zebra) and Antennata (Pterois antennata)
    [​IMG]IMG_2854 by Felicia Svedlund, on Flickr

    Fu Manchu (Dendrochirus biocellatus)
    [​IMG]IMG_2912 by Felicia Svedlund, on Flickr

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  6. reefpat

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    No pics of radiatas? Ordered one from liveaquaria. Came in DOA. Never ode red again
     
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    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    Here's mine IMG_20160704_140829.jpg IMG_20160704_135458.jpg IMG_20160208_194746.jpg IMG_20160208_194746.jpg in a 90g reef
     
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    Hey. You don't mind me enquiring as to what else is stocked within this 90g setup and how you manage the bioload. Also do you stick to more forgiving , hardier corals & what inverts have you had success with.
    Am organising a 90g reef with predators ie lions and get varied opinions as to whether its possible; also about stock numbers when looking at reef ie last info it stated ~4inch/22gal (10cm/100l) if remember correctly.
    Sorry for hounding btw
     
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    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    I have the 4: fuzzy, fu, zebra, and an antennata. I run a bubble magus curve 5 protein skimmer, a brs reactor with rox carbon/gfo mix and purigen. Mostly lps corals, they actually like the nutrients.

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    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    Oh with lions, snails are fine of course and I keep one hard working emerald crab. Obviously no shrimp(yummy). I use to keep an tuxedo urchin, but he was bit too destructive for me.
     
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    Oh I see you were using a calculation of inches to gallons, that's really kind of old school. Obvious 1st thing is control of bioload, but it's about the type of fish you choose, and water changes. Lions mainly perch, they get active in the evening a bit or when they are hunting. It's not like tangs or wrasses, they have plenty of room and ledges and caves to hang out in. The rocks are in the center so they have perch spots or both sides.
     
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    Love them all
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Let's get this thread moving again!
     
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    I'll try and remember to add when I get home. ;)
     
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    Had this little guy for 3 weeks now, I lost one about a year ago, no idea what happened.
    General mixed reef.
    It takes big RS mysis from my fingers and also eats RS mysis flake! :)

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    Have you ever been stung, and if so, how was it?
     
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    To piggy back on this, how do you mess around with your tank and corals if you've got a fish in there that'll sting you?
     
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    Tongs. Or if you need to put your hand in, one person with a net keeping it away and another person working in the tank.
     
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