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Old 08/26/2008, 04:08 PM   #82
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oh, and to answer the lionfish better...

If its a full grown voltaire then I think theres a chance it'll eat the mantis, or at least try.
If its a dwarf, the mantis might kill the lionfish.
Either way... 2 predators... 1 tank.
I've read the forums quite a bit and have also heard of the mantis being successfully consumed BUT, not yet killed, and it proceeds to pound the guts of the fish into oblivion from the inside as they both die horrible deaths.
My plan has been to keep a mantis in 1 tank and a dwarf lion in another tank... I like each animal so much I'd hate to see either or both die fighting each other.

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