Which lion to get

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Hi guys id like to hear from personal experience wich lion i should get

    im thinking or a

    dwarf zebra
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    p.volitans(when it gets to big get it a new home)

    so i want personal experiences.

    the tank is about 115 liters and is running a filter system thats overrated for the tank.

    i read somewere that dwarfs are very inactive anyone that can tell me if its true or not? And is it worth it to get a really small p.volitans and then get it a new home when it gets to big
     
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    following tis one

    also wanted to order a zebra dwarf lion x4, but if they not active like the volitan then I'm going to get 2x volitans.

    all I know is that an grown Volitan needs about 300L and I lost mine early this year, like them, already started to breed mollies in marine water for the next lions
     
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    True guys - Ive had both - the dwarf is less active than volitans but none the less very interesting to watch! - A word of caution xtreme - the other members will verify if I'm wrong but try to find lions that can also eat prepared foods as fresh water food tends to leave the lions malnutritioned! unless you wanna get some sea fishies to and shrimps to feed him live food as well
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Chickaboo- if i may ask whats intresting to watch that the dwarf lion does?
     
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    Mine used to now and then hunt pods like a real four legged lion and stalk them - I used to drop in slow sinking morsels and used to chase those around and cool to check him upside down like a bat hanging under a rock - get on and see they have their own interesting character believe me!
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Between the two wich is your favorite?
     
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    My advice would be to rather get a fish that you will keep instead of give away when it gets too big. Its a sad thing to do plus its better for the fish in the long run
     
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    can u not get the Fu man chu lion?
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Ive checked them they are usually difficoult to ship
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Ok so an update, my choice is now between a fuzzy dwarf and a zebra dwarf. The fuzzy dwarf apparantly swims around alot and is alot more active than the zebra but the zebra to me looks much nicer.

    anybody here ever own a fuzzy?
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Anybody?
     
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    Johan - I think that Jaak owned a fuzzy - but I am not 100% sure.
     
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    Yes I did, and he was fairly active. Absolutely stunning though...
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Ok now with tour input i can make a desition. Im gonna get a fuzzy dwarf lion fish, hope i can get a semi rare colour that would be cool
     
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    Fuzzy dwarf is perfect based on the tank size. Are you going to get more than one?
     
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    Hey Johan, where are you getting it from?
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    i dont know as of yet still need to source one, difficoult to come by compared to the others you get.

    @ tony im only planning one, not sure two would do good in a tank like this as it is a cube so doesnt offer so much territory for the lion, i think they will fight
     
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    Just watch out when ordering.. make sure that you dont have to take the fish if it comes in as a anything else. a LFS has a policy that you put down R100 deposit before it is ordered.
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    i will put down the deposit but im a very calm guy that can go ballistic if people waist my student budgeted money.........so dont worry il tell them very nicely they can order till they are blue and if its not spectacular qaulity then i will wait for them to order again.

    apparantly they have diffrent colours from difrent locations in the world so im wondering from were i should ask it to come
     
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