Radiata Lionfish for sale: Northwest, Klerksdorp

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  1. Landu

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    Fish for sale
    Common Name:
    Radiata Lionfish ​
    Scientific Name:
    Pterois Radiata ​
    Size of fish
    15cm diam incl spikes ​
    How long have you had the fish?
    1 day ​
    Is the fish eating?
    everyday, mussels, hake, feeder fish ​
    Shipping or Collection only:
    Buyers account ​
    Your location.
    Northwest, Klerksdorp ​
    Price:
    Offers welcome ​
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    Will take better pics tonight, collecting it today, bought the tank and had to buy fish aswell, won't be able to keep in my reef tank. Saw owner feed mussels dangling from piece of fish gut.
    1 x Radiata
    1 x Med Regular Lionfish(Currently dibs by friend)
    1 x Large Regular Lionfish

    Welcome to make offers, in meantime i will enjoy my little predator setup:lol:.

    PS. My brother inlaw studies in Joburg, and comes down every 2nd week, so can arrange for him to take it with him. ​
     
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  3. Landu

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    R750 for Large Lion (Mussel and prawn meat)
    R400 For Med Lion (Mussel and prawn meat)
    R600 for Radiatta (Feeder Fish)

    R1500 for the lot
     
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    Any offers???
    Like i said, i can get it to Joburg every 2nd weekend for drop off....
     
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    hey is the radiata only eating feeder fish?
     
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    Apparently he does, but in the 2 weeks i've had him he hasn't even looked at them, although with the other two chasing them down the moment i chuck anything in, it's pretty difficult, hoping he'll jump on the band wagon and start eating the shrimp and mussel like the other two....
     
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    See if u can get him to eat and if u can I'll take him and the small volitans:)
     
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    By feeder fish do you mean it only eats live fish.
    Sorry I know its off the sale topic but was just wondering?
     
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    Yes, the guy i got him from fed him the odd molly here and there, i've chucked mollies in aswell as they adapt to the salt water and actually live a couple off moment longer than your normal comets...it's pretty evil but what can you do.

    @prinesh, i'll do my best and keep you posted, he is really beautiful! Do you have a predator tank???
     
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    Yup got a 700l with a panther grouper and golden heart trigger I'll be starting a thread on it soon
     
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    That's awesome dude!
     
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    Thanx man keep me posted :)
     
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    Guys, you know that the black mollies (among others) can be acclimated to salt water and apparently breed faster in salt than in freshwater. You could just plumb a small tank into your set up and breed mollies for food. Because they will be raised in salt water, they will be a marine fish so they will have the correct vitamins and stuff to be a staple diet :)
     
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    That's brilliant, will go get some tomorrow...
    Thanks Treyman!
     
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    @Tremayn

    Sorry dude it does not work like that:lol: u cant make a FW fish a marine fish because it acclimated to SW. Its still FW flesh
     
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    Actually mollies come from brackish water. I've seen quite a few mollies in reef tanks :)

    They used to be the prime fish used to cycle SW tanks before people realized it wasn't a cool thing to do (cycle tanks with fish). But they can definately live in SW.
     
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    no lol.. The ones that are born in the salt water are. There was an article on masa about that
     
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    the story is that eventually lion fish or other predators will starve to death if you only feed them fw mollies or other feeder fish as the fw fish has diff amino acids and bla bla. So when the fish is born and raised in sw, it has the correct nutritional value
     
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    Ask @herkie, he's had a black molly or 2 living with his lion fish for some time now, 'em mollies must be clever fish to survive living with lionfish, perhaps Herkie feeds them too well and the lions getting lazy to go hunting :whistling:
     
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    Sweet!!!
    Just got the Radiata to eat a mollie, first time it's eaten in a month! Will try to get him to take the shrimp meat like the other two, this weekend.
     
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    Awsome then ill take the radiatta and the small volitans :) wen will u be coming to jhb next? And wats the best price you can give them to me?:)
     
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