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Old 04-03-2012, 06:01 AM   #21
 
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I totally disagree with lionfish being hard to keep, my first saltwater fish (besides a couple of damsals to cycle tank) was a volitan lionfish (still have it) they are notoriously easy to keep in a saltwater and reef aquarium i have mine in a reef right now, i can assure you they do not pay any attention to the coral, the only thing they will eat are any fish/some inverts that are smaller than there mouths .I do admit they are a little hard to get eating at first but all you have to do is get about a 4 feeder goldfish and right when you drop the fish in it should instantly want it.Then soon after ween it on frozen kill to keep it healthy.

i would recommend this fish to anyone that owns a saltwater aquarium for three reasons:

1-they are one of the most beautiful fish to keep in a saltwater aquarium
2-easy to care for-they are pretty much prone to ich/other sicknesses because every time they get sick with a parasite/disease they will shed their skin taking the parasite off their body
3-They are venomous which makes this fish species very cool to keep in your home!
DUDE feeding lionfish glodfish or any fresh water fish is just bad for your fish, and totally un healthy for them..

silver side, mussle anything that would eat in the sea. use mulitvitaims, and food enhancer
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #22
 
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DUDE feeding lionfish glodfish or any fresh water fish is just bad for your fish, and totally un healthy for them..

silver side, mussle anything that would eat in the sea. use mulitvitaims, and food enhancer
If you woulda seen my Lion fish, you would tend to disagree with that statement. I fed mine feeder fish for over a year, and he was HUGE. Size of a dinner plate.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:39 AM   #23
 
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I have never had trouble with Coral Beauties. One of these was my very first marine fish back in 1979 and the first thing it did was display popeye. I treated it with antibiotics and within 3 days it was eating like a champ. I have owned a second one since and again had no trouble with it. But I have seen other negative assessments of this fish.

Butterflies are my favorites, but even among those that I consider hardy, I have experienced losses. I have successfully kept Chaetodon Collare, C. Lunula, C. Xanthurus and C. Vagabundus. Also Heniochus Acuminatus, Chrysostomus and Diphreutes. I have several times tried the saddleback, C Ephippium, in various sizes, always to no avail.
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