That's great, I don't like a fully grown dwarf lion will fit a large clown fish in its mouth will it? Would you risk it?Cowfish928 said:They are peaceful creatures. But are predatory. So they will eat fish that can fit into their mouths. As long as the fish you choose to put with him are big enough not to be eaten, they shouldn't be stressed!
When my tank is ready and I'm ready to buy my lionfish, my lfs said they can get me one of the yellow dwarf fuzzy lions really excited! What would be a good diet to feed and how often?Cowfish928 said:They grow to around 7 inches. But they are slow growing. You might be able to keep him with a larger clown fish, you just make sure the lionfish is small. Then over time, as they grow together, the lionfish can realize and learn that the clown fish is a tank mate, and not food. Some of my predatory fish won't eat fish that are smaller because they know not to eat eachother. Also Lionfish are smart fish, they know their owners. And as long as you keep your lionfish well fed at all times, the clowns should be fine. But there is always a risk. Now, if I were you, I would take the risk. Also be careful feeding the lionfish. lionfish don't handle it well.
Okay no worries, the shop I go to will have to find one for me. If I was to have it with a pair if clowns would it be better putting the clowns in first and then putting a lion in that's fairly small?Cowfish928 said:Well most likely the fuzzy dwarf won't be eating frozen or regular pellets. Only live foods. So you have to train him on to frozen foods. They will eat live Ghost shrimp. I hear that's what people feed them. Don't feed guppies because they have different nutrients. Depending on the size of your fuzzy dwarf, you should put 1 or 2 shrimp in then after he eats them, wait 2 days, then give more. It's not super easy to get them off of live foods, but lots of people do it. You can too!
I know, I'm hoping a 25litre water change once a week in a 135 litre tank with a protien skimmer, uv steriliser and canister filter full of bio media and phosgaurd will be enough. Might even get 2 weeks out of it hopefully! Buying the water pre mixed is a lot cheaper than I thought it would be.Cowfish928 said:
I I had a protein skimmer and 40lbs on live rock aswell as 2 circulation pumps I wouldnt even need my filter would i? I just want to keep it so I can keep my uv steriliser running as it keeps my water crystal clearCowfish928 said:
I'm going to keep it. My friend was going to give me his old powerhead but I don't know the power of it and I found out it was far too powerfull for my tank, it blew sand everywere even aimed higher. Oh and it was very noisy. Not all powerheads at that noisy are they. Its in my living room and I don't want that noise all day!Cowfish928 said:Instead of bio balls, or ceramic bio rings, for Saltwater, I would put crushed up live rock in the canister filter. And the live rock in the aquarium holds a Lot of bacteria as well. If you don't want to run the canister you don't have to! No pressure at all, it's your tank! I'm just saying if I were in the same situation I think I would use a canister.
ThanksCowfish928 said:Hahaha that's funny, I have done the same thing, but in freshwater, it was way to strong and my sandbed flipped out. It sounds like you have a good plan going on
What flow rate have you got on your power head? I tried my mates and it was like a sandstorm in my tank haha. I'm thinking of like 400gphCowfish928 said:I recently set up a 29 biocube, and it's a minI predator tank. It just finished cycling, I put a falco hawk fish in yesterday, and I plan on getting a fuzzy dwarf as well! Looks like we are in this together!
Il probably leave seahorses, iv just read maroon clowns can be quite aggressive. Do you think a startfish of some sort would be okay with a lion? I haven't got the powerhead yet no. Probs get it Friday.Cowfish928 said:I would say the maroon clown would be ok, just make sure it is a good size! I don't know much about seahorses, but from what I have read, they are difficult. I wouldn't do it. Did you get your power head by the way?
You could possibly do a fire hawk fish or a falco hawk fish, one of those would be good with a dwarf!
Might go for a starfish then. Maybe get some large clowns and see how they do. If they all live together while young the lion might no its not food. Il be buying the lion young.Cowfish928 said:Startfish? I'm going to guess you meant starfish!
Dwarf Lions usually don't bother them, and I even read some cases where if you get a dwarf lion when they are young, you can get them to live with shrimp, and apparently it's easier to get them onto frozen foods...(sometimes even pellets)
And I never knew that maroon clowns could get aggressive. That's a good thing to know!
HI thanks for asking. I don't think it will be til after christmas now but I will do it defiantly sometime around jan-feb time I'm hoping. My birthday is in feb so I might ask for stuff to start it up! is yours okay?Cowfish928 said:Hi. Michaelwolfe92
How is everything going? Any updates?