Size for a dwarf lionfish

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  1. Renannchen

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    What is the minimum size for a dwarf lionfish to be happy in a tank..
    Will a standard 1,2m x0,5 x0,5 or a 0,8 x 0,6 x 0,5 work?
     
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    1,2 metre MIGHT work, Rennachen. BUT, you will HAVE to have a DECENT skimmer to remove the nutrients from the tank. Are you willing to feed it live shrimp of fish?
     
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    yes im willing to feed anything.. Still looking for a skimmer but maybe going to hook it up to my main sytem.. still trying to decide what im going to do..
     
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    Thax im wondering what other fish i can add with the Lionfish???
     
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    All you can add would be something bigger than the lionfish otherwise they WILL be eaten...
     
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    Are you going the whole predator tank route? Maybe an eel? I would love an Angler (frogfish) thats also maybe an option.
     
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    Just don't underestimate the size of food it can get in it's mouth
     
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    yes want to go the whole predator way, what corals can i get that would be OK with them.. im maybe going to add a snowflake eel or so...
     
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    Predators are ok with corals, Renannchen. BUT, because of the "mess" they make and that this causes the nutrient levels to be quite high, most soft-corals should be ok.... BUT, SPS and some LPS won't survive.
    Therefor my comment on the DECENT skimmer.....
     
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    ok thanks for all the help im looking for a decent size skimmer not to expensive if any1 knows of a nice skimmer that i can buy, plz let me know.
     
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