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Thread: Dwarf Lionfish

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    Nice pic cliff! Pictures are always a great way to get size refrences
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  2. #22


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    love benggai's...which I had room for a school of them...
    20gal long planted community

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaug
    I have 8 fish in my 58 gal reef,nothing over 4 inches with most under 2" and I'm stocked heavily enough if not overstocked. There is very little bio filter to any sw tank much less a tiny 14 gal. In my best soup nazi voice.......No lion fish for you!
    Understandable lol. Don't want one anymore, but I have a 90 gallon filter on my 20 gal tank and only 3 small fish in it lol. How is that in any way overstocked??
    PLUR: Learn it, Love it, Live it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    Are you aware that fish can grow ?

    It sounds like you have some very young banggai cardinals in your tank. Once they reach adult size, there bodies will be between 3" and 4" in size. Once you add the length of there long fins, you will need a lot of room for them to move around in. A 15 gallon just won't provide enough room for them. I have adult male banggai in my 90 gallon that is ~4 inches in body size right now (maybe a touch smaller). Once you add the length and size of the fins, he needs about as much room as a 5" big fish.

    It may be alright for them right now as they are still very small, but that will change over time.

    Take the time to research your fish and you will see what I mean
    I understand the premesis of growing fish. And still, I can always take one back if they get too big. And I research the fish, but I thought 3-4" was including the fins. That was never specified.
    Last edited by Cliff; 03-15-2012 at 12:45 PM.
    PLUR: Learn it, Love it, Live it

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    Because fish need room and often territories, fish in cramped conditions never do well.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Whether you can take it back or not is beside the point. It is not responsible fish keeping to stock fish that cannot be kept correctly for there entire lifespan.

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    +1 to the above

    I would also not add any guppies to your current tank either

    Please understand that we are trying to help. I would rather see you be a successful long term fish keeper and be able to help others here in the same way that all members posting in this thread are trying to help you right now.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    I understand that. And no, I don't want guppies. Hah, I was just intrigued by the idea. I'd never thought about it before. (I have a spare 10 gal that is unused so it wouldn't be a big deal if I did) I've got better things to do than raise guppies though. Hah.
    Last edited by xXBassAckwrdsXx; 03-16-2012 at 12:30 PM.
    PLUR: Learn it, Love it, Live it

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    You got us all wandering what to think now. I looked over that guppy thread and your last words on it were, I wanna try this,someone please message me about how. Confused here.

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    +1 to smaug . . . . .
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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