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

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

  1. goofster

    goofster Valued Member Member

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

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

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

    goofster Valued Member Member

    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. Fishboy123

    Fishboy123 Valued Member Member

    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. K

    Kuhligirl93 Valued Member Member

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


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