Volitan Lionfish help???

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  1. Jay Hall

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    Hi guys,
    I’m very new to the salt water side of fish keeping!!
    I’ve had my tank up and running for 2-3 months now cycled etc..
    but I brought my volitan Lionfish yesterday.. I just try and look online at stuff to look our for, only him in the tank as I wanted to start with a FO aquarium for now.. he’s already on frozen food which I’m happy about, but I just wanted to know how long it’d take for him to settle in, and stop hiding in the rocks and perching.. he just don’t seem to wanna swim freely?
     

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    Welcome to r2r!!Give him a few days and I'm sure he will come around.
     
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    I can’t help you with you’re Lion Fish, but welcome to the site !:)
     
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    Give him a few days he will come out more has he settles in
     
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    Yeah I was hoping that he is eating so that’s a good sign.

    Thank you all for the welcome reply’s
     
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    I've never had a lionfish, but I'm sure there are others that will chime in. That fact that he is eating is always a good sign. I'm glad you joined us! You will find lots of information here.
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    Welcome to R2R!!! How big is your tank?
     
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    60 gallon.. the Lionfish is like 3inch (body)
     
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    Welcome to our group. Glad you are here asking questions.

    Lionfish I have had will perch occasionally on rock. I hate saying this but he is going to need a bigger tank. They get large quick. Feed him a variety of food. I also used to feed live feeders,

    Let’s see some pix, I love lions
     
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    Looking good to me, he’s doing what he does best, chilling. Size looks fairly big already. Keep feeding him. Make sure to research compatibility since he will eat almost anything smaller then him you put in Tank.
    I used to feed mine frozen shrimp and clams. They have awesome personalities I think.
     
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    !!! Welcome to R2R !!! Nice looking tank.
     
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    Cool lionfish
     
  19. Jay Hall

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    I have frozen little fish that i got when I brought him, I gotta go get swim shrimp too, just to mix it up a little.. I love him!! Well I hope it’s a him I calls him a him lol. I’m still thinking to put him a pal in there yet.. a lot of people told me he can have tank mates but eventually he’ll obviously outgrow them take them as food •_•
     
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    He';s looking good, gonna get big too. getting settled in doesn't really have a time frame, its all in the fish. But in reality should only take a week or so. When you see him perched looking down, he's looking for food. When I had mine, he got to be the size of a dinner plate. Had other tank mates, but I kept him fed, and he didn't eat the others.
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