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Old 01/11/2008, 01:15 AM   #1
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lyretail groupers

Anyone have a Variola louti, Lyretail Grouper? If so can you give me some info on them. Lfs has a 3 inche one for sell but I really dont want to go off what they say.

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Old 01/11/2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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I had a 15 inch one but it just recently died from a eye infection I tried everything to save him I was so bumbed!!!They are a great fish lots of personality,they grow very quick and get between 3-4 feet so be prepared to house him in a very very large tank .They will eat anything that is half there size or smaller so if you want to keep smaller fish to then I would not get one of these groupers.I would go with a miniatus as they do not get as big and grow much slower.My favorite is the Saddle back grouper,but they get very large as well.Hope this helped,Chris


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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Her are a couple of pics for you.




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Old 01/11/2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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Thanks Reefer334 for the feedback. I think I may look into the Whitemargin Lyretail Grouper which I think only gets to be half the size of the Variola louti. I also looked at the Miniata Grouper which is also a jaw dropping fish but, I have been told the get real nasty onces the put on some size. Don't get me wrong most of my fish list is going to be aggressive but a large,nasty, big mouth fish the likes to swallow others might not be a good idea, but something to think about thou.
Thanks again, I might have to Pm you, U seem to have alot of fish I like and may keep oneday.

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Old 01/12/2008, 12:13 AM   #5
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Your welcome good luck and I am willing to help as much as I can,but even with all of my fish I am still a rookie LOL,Chris


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Old 01/12/2008, 07:58 AM   #6
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if you are in so cal i have a 10 inch white margin . looks just like the louti . you can have him if he will get a good home


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Old 01/12/2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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My personal favourite grouper is the Mianiata groupers..... supposedly quite aggressive, and I have never had the opertunity to keep one, but they are still my favourite


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Old 01/12/2008, 07:20 PM   #8
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Grouperman, I wish I lived closer, but I live in pittsburgh,pa.

Mattsilvester, I would love to get a Miniata Grouper, but I am worried about it becoming a menace one it gets some size on it, all the fish I am looking to get are going to get big but (IF) I can prevent conflict I think its my best bet and I don't think the M. Grouper is a good choice even thou it is great looking fish.


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