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    Question lion fish Q's

    could I keep a few corals, some large shrimp, a Fu Manchu lionfish, and a frogfish in a 30-36 gallon tank? I am definetly getting a Fu Manchu. Thanks, Mudskipper10





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    36G would be minimum I would recommend for a Fu Manchu. I would not do a 30G for that fish. Shrimp are out of the question with lions and frogfish. Corals are ok though. Those fish are predators, they eat other fish and shrimp, but don't touch corals.



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    thanks. what would be a good species of frogfish? what are some good corals? Would they eat a pom pom crab?



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    Yes, they will eat pom-pom crabs, emerald crabs, basically any invert that doesn't have a shell to hide in like a hermit, even then they will still try and eat hermits and will succeed occasionally.

    Anyone of these frogfish seem compatible for the size tank your thinking of.
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    Forgot to answer the coral question.. my suggestion, go with some pom-pom xenia and green star polyps for movement, and go with a large variety of zoas and ricordea mushrooms. There are endless color combinations and it would look really cool having a tank covered will just those corals. If you put LEDs over those corals they will glow like crazy, minus the xenia.



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    thanks. I am thinking about not getting the frogfish because of the live rock needed. what else could a Fu Manchu lionfish live with?



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    I have decided on a 46 gallon tank with an everclean filter



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    I kept a Fu Man Chu Lionfish in a 20L for 6 yrs without any issues at all. Why would you say 36G minimum for a fish that get 4"?
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