WE finally found a P. sphex.

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  1. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    We've been looking for a long time, but we finally found a Sphex.

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    We're finally done with our lion collection.
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats on the new addition Incognito

    I have lost count along the way, so can you refresh my memory as to how many Lionfish species you now accomodate?


    Steve
  4. Reef4life

    Reef4life Feather Duster

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    That sir is a beautiful Lion!!!!! CongratS!!!
  5. 2in10

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    What a beauty! congrats
  6. ReefBruh

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    Sir is a her.;D;D;D
  7. FaceOfDeceit

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    Saw that too. Congrats on finding a beautiful specimen!
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  9. Renee@LionfishLair

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    We have now owned them all. We currently have all but the Russel's and dwarf zebra. Those we are going to get when the tank is ready, unless we see an exceptional specimen. I might as well say it with pictures :)

    We have....

    D. barberi

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    Fu Manchu

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    Dwarf fuzzies

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    Black foot

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    Antennata

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    Mombasae

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    Radiata

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    volitans

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    And then the sphex above.
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  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Wow Incognito. What a collection! :smokin:
    I've never had more than one lionfish at once. Are these all going in the same tank? What are the rules of thumb?

    matt
  11. Renee@LionfishLair

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    It will really depend on their final size. If you get them small, they are not going to be as big as the WC adult. I believe that is totally diet related.

    Our plan for the 100g is the Fu, fuzzies, baberi (and future zebra)

    The 210g will house the antennata, mombasae, radiata and the Sphex.

    The big tank isn't done yet, we have to finish with the 210g first, but that will hold a couple of volitans variants and the Russel's.

    The Black Foot is in a coldwater tank by itself.
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thanks for info. Have you started a build thread on the 210?
  13. Foreverfishy

    Foreverfishy Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Those are great pictures, love those lions!
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  15. Renee@LionfishLair

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    I am NOT getting this (it's just WAY too deep water), but wouldn't this guy be awesome with them. Same pattern!

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    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    So, instead we bought this 1-1/2" little squirt.... not here yet.

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    It's an Aussie, so it should be spectacular when it grows.
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful lions
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    You disgust me, in a good way lol! Nice lionfish to!
  19. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    great update Incognito

    very impressive collection IMO

    tank maintenance must required a lot more attention than many people would typically need
    retrieving anything that falls over for example, is not something you can just rush at
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  21. Nvizn

    Nvizn Montipora Digitata

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    What camera and lens do you use? Awesome shots!
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    Canon 5D Mark II. Lenses are a mixture of 100mm and the 50mm.
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    Moved the two dwarfs into the 100g a couple of days ago.

  24. kcbrad

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    Congratulations!!! Stunning fish.

    ETA - saw this is an old thread. But regardless, congratulations! :)

    Great video!