Freshwater Lionfish (the salt water variety) might be a possibility....

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by goofster, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. goofsterValued MemberMember


    Using only six fish and six tanks, she was able to demonstrate something entirely unknown thus far: Lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water.

    What do you guys think? I would love some freshwater lionfish (not the toadfish)! I always wanted one, but prefer a highly planted tank to coral! They would be amazing in a 75 gallon highly planted tank! Best guppy culling ever!
  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I think the key word here is survive, not thrive.
    I wouldn't do it even as an experiment
  3. goofsterValued MemberMember

    I think they will adapt over the years and it'll be possible if this is true. Maybe 5 years from now. :) I wouldn't experiment until there was a proven strand.
  4. Fishboy123Valued MemberMember

    Doesn't sound like a good thing for the lion fish, but this is very neat! I would have to agree that it would be very stunning in a planted tank

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  5. Kuhligirl93Valued MemberMember

    They're already a highly invasive species. Them adapting to survive in freshwater sounds like a recipe for ecological disaster...

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