some sympathy please

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by deadmeat2016, 21 Nov 2012.

  1. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Wouter

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    Woke up this morning, checked out my tank and what was sticking out og my lionfish's mouth? My dear benny's tail, my salaris blenny, he was about twice the size of the lion and wouldnt think its possible!
    Benny is gone :(:012::012::012::012:

    My warning to lionfish keepers, LIONS CAN EAT FISH BIGGER THAN THEMSELVES!!!!

    I don't blame the cuddles the lionfish, he was just being a natural :(
     
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  3. Gesiggie

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    The way of nature... Sad, but not much we can do about it... eat or be eaten...
    Sorry about your loss.
     
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    Sorry to hear this Deadmeat! Yes. Unfortunately, the lionfish are hunters and predators. It's is always a bit of a gamble in keeping them with other fish.

    Really sorry to hear of your loss! (W.r.t your blenny).

    Unfortunately, this is a way that we learn - the hard way :(

    Good luck mate!
     
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    Not a bit of a gamble Jacques, a definite gamble....... They will eat your fish..... Even the dwarfs species
     
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    It is like playing Russian Roulette with all the chambers loaded... When you add a lionfish in your tank
     
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    Sorry to hear.
    I had a silver flagtail. he tried to eat a black clown fish the same size as him. it did not end well for both fish!
     
  8. Lord_Blackadder

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    Yeeeeeah putting lionfish with anything bite sized (especially elongate bottom dwelling fish like blennies) is a bad idea. They're generally fine with high bodied fish like butterflies and angels.
     
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