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FinnCole
05/01/2017, 05:15 AM
So I live in the UK so we use litres but I use gallons in this forum 300 litres is around 80 gallons and I might be getting one in a few months and I want a porcupine/dogface puffer for my tank and also would and species of lionfish work to?

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Cliving1
05/01/2017, 06:11 AM
I would say not, those fish get over a foot. However there are plenty of smaller species that would

Rallos
05/01/2017, 10:17 AM
The porcupine puffers can work in that size (they rarely grow to over a foot in captivity), but they are not great tank mates with any sort of lionfish as they will nip the lions fins. Honestly you could do a few different dwarf lionfish in an 80. You could probably keep 3 of the smaller species (fuzzy, fu Manchu, zebra, etc). Just be warned that the lions will probably be about all you can have in that size tank as it's not big enough to support larger fish in addition to the lions and the lions will eat any smaller fish.

FinnCole
05/01/2017, 10:19 AM
The porcupine puffers can work in that size (they rarely grow to over a foot in captivity), but they are not great tank mates with any sort of lionfish as they will nip the lions fins. Honestly you could do a few different dwarf lionfish in an 80. You could probably keep 3 of the smaller species (fuzzy, fu Manchu, zebra, etc).
Ok I will do that my mom loves fuzzy dwarf lion anyway

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Rallos
05/01/2017, 10:26 AM
You want to source them from a reputable source as they can be difficult to wean onto prepared foods. Most will only eat live food when they first arrive at the LFS.

FinnCole
05/01/2017, 10:27 AM
You want to source them from a reputable source as they can be difficult to wean onto prepared foods. Most will only eat live food when they first arrive at the LFS.
I don't mind feeding live but would prefer feeding dead food

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Rallos
05/01/2017, 11:08 AM
I've owned a few and some take to prepared food easily but out of 3 that I've owned two of them required live food at first and had to be enticed to eat after starvation/garlic soaked food. It can be done for the most part, just requires patience.

Cliving1
05/01/2017, 12:17 PM
The porcupine puffers can work in that size (they rarely grow to over a foot in captivity), but they are not great tank mates with any sort of lionfish as they will nip the lions fins. Honestly you could do a few different dwarf lionfish in an 80. You could probably keep 3 of the smaller species (fuzzy, fu Manchu, zebra, etc). Just be warned that the lions will probably be about all you can have in that size tank as it's not big enough to support larger fish in addition to the lions and the lions will eat any smaller fish.

Its not that they rarely grow to that size, its for a healthy and long term plan, a larger tank is needed.