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Re: Killing Lion Fish on the reef?

as fascinating as lionfish are in a fish tank, they are an absolute menace in tropical ocean waters. for all those opposed to killing them, remember that they are capable of eating practicaly any and all fish that start their lives in the mangroves. they are kinda like a saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image version of the snake head. they have no natural predators in our southeastern coastal waters. they are capable of eating the larvae of almost every fish that lives in the reefs. in my opinion, they need to be exterminated in any way possible. that fish alone, left unchallenged, has the ability to drive many of our reef and mangrove fish to extinction.

every year in south florida there are lionfish derbies where people compete to kill as many lionfish as possible. every year more and more people snorkel or scuba dive along the reefs and the mangroves and kill every lionfish they see. the number of lionfish kill records keep going up. despite our every effort, they are still increasing in numbers.

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Re: Killing Lion Fish on the reef?

If you dont have a tank for them kill them if you do catch it

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Re: Killing Lion Fish on the reef?

As a diver, I've heard this too. Heartbreaking as the Lionfish is one of my favs. Just catch them if you see them, send them to me, and I'll start a rescue center for them

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Re: Killing Lion Fish on the reef?

I love the lion fish too. But we really need to eradicate asap... Maybe it's too late..
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Re: Killing Lion Fish on the reef?

Although I bet if there's a large enough demand for lion fish for food purposes we can wipe out the lion fish like we wiped out a lot of other species...
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Re: Killing Lion Fish on the reef?

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as fascinating as lionfish are in a fish tank, they are an absolute menace in tropical ocean waters. for all those opposed to killing them, remember that they are capable of eating practicaly any and all fish that start their lives in the mangroves. they are kinda like a saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image version of the snake head. they have no natural predators in our southeastern coastal waters. they are capable of eating the larvae of almost every fish that lives in the reefs. in my opinion, they need to be exterminated in any way possible. that fish alone, left unchallenged, has the ability to drive many of our reef and mangrove fish to extinction.

every year in south florida there are lionfish derbies where people compete to kill as many lionfish as possible. every year more and more people snorkel or scuba dive along the reefs and the mangroves and kill every lionfish they see. the number of lionfish kill records keep going up. despite our every effort, they are still increasing in numbers.
Mine ate my anthias!The anthias tail was sticking out of his mouth for 2 days!I have 2 in my 120g and can't even(I guess I could) imagine how much they would eat if it were up to them.These fish are among the few who will eat themselves to death,although I guess that isn't happening enough in the wild.
1^ with Auban and the reference to the snakehead(another fish I owned when legal and was all out ballistic!).Much like the lions feeding habbits my snakehead would get the first 10-16 goldfishautolinker.com autolinking image in a 135g with 2,black pacus,2 red pacus,a 12" clown knife,stingray and 10" arrowanna.Nothing came close to out competing him or even wanting to try.
1^ with reddevillover ;"it may be too late".They are ferrocious eaters!



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