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    Senior Member tiffany's Avatar
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    Talking I Bought a Lionfish....

    I just bought a Lionfish, that I'll pick up later this week.
    I think it's a juvenile Pterois radiata, a really nice one with extra long spines etc, a lucky find. (I'll post a pic when I get it home)
    I decided to remove the Anthia and the coral beauty as they started to show some undesirable habits, and they will be replaced by the Lionfish.
    I was thinking of getting a blue ribbon eal down the track, but they hide most of the time, so the other option was a tang.
    Does anyone have any tips for keeping them and acclimatising them to foods, as I've read that they can be a bit picky, or any other info that I may want to know.

    (I figured out the don't pat them part!!!!!!!!!!!)
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    IME Blue Ribbon Eels are very hard to keep. best not to get one.

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    Vic [veng68]

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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    What else do you or will you have with the radiata?
    Blue ribbon are very hard to keep....better gatther up the most info you can about it.
    Derik...

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    I did some research on them and decided against a ribbon eal.
    The other tank mate atm is a Cleaner Wrasse.
    I haven't decided what else to put in with it other than a tang, and I may have to wait for the bigger tank for one.
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    the tang may be too stressed from the lion fish and from what i've read along with that comes Ick
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    Since the radiata is small and stays small it shouldnt be a problem with the stress for the tang,maybe if there is too many fish and a small tank.
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    Since the radiata is small and stays small it shouldnt be a problem with the stress for the tang,maybe if there is too many fish and a small tank.
    A 10" fish really shouldn't be considered small...



    A tang isn't the best choice for a tankmate. While the Lionfish may not see the tang as food, the tang will still see the Lionfish as a predator and get stressed.

    What about a puffer or a medium sized wrasse?


    Good for you in not getting a ribbon eel....they have no place in an aquarium!
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    Sorry i had the zebra in mind,your right.YOur cleaner wrasse wont stay long in that tank eather
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    I wouldn't put a puffer in with a lionfish. I was considering this myself for a while and after doing some research found many accounts of puffers nipping the fins off lionfish. Apparently large angels and triggers do it too. Lionfish are really only a threat to smaller fish that it can swallow whole. Otherwise they are very docile and prefer docile companions.
    Susan

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    Wont the triggers and Angels eat my corals..
    I'll be upgrading to 5x2x2 tank, so I should be able to have 2 fish safely.
    Choosing the 2nd one is proving difficult.
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