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Antennata lionfish

(pterois antennata)

 

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon

Care Level: moderate

Tank Conditions: 72-78

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Russels Lionfish

(pterois russeli)

 

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Minimum tank size: 70 gallons

Care level: easy

Temperament: semi aggressive

Reef compatible: with caution

Water conditions: 72-78F,DKH 8-12,SG 1.021-1.025

Max size: 1 2"

Colour form: red,tan

Diet: carnivore

Origin: Africa,Asia

Family: Scorpaenidae

Venomous: yes

 

 

As with all lionfish the spines are poisonous and once stung its said to be slightly worse then a bee sting.......run under water as hot as you can to ease the burning sensation.

 

Generally a peaceful fish apart from when housed with other lions and other fish/shrimp that are small enough to fit in its mouth!! Ensure the lion is feeding before purchase as it can be difficult to get them eating "dead" food

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Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish

(dendrochirus brachypterus)

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minimum tank size:50g

care level:moderate

temperament:semi aggressive

reef compatable:with caution

water conditions:72-78f,PH 8.1-8.4,SG 1.020-1.025.DKH 8-12

max size:7"

colour form:black,red,white

diet:carnivore

origin:indo pacific

family:scorpaenidae

 

The fuzzy dwarf will require caves to hide in until it becomes settled,caution should be used when adding to an aquarium containing shrimps,the fuzzy will eat anything that will fit inside of its mouth. The sting is contained within the dorsal fins and is said to be similar to a bee sting. When purchasing your lionfish ensure the fish is eating well....it can be very difficult to feed these fish often having to start with live food. Can be feed on dillies,chopped lance fish,pellet food rolled into a ball......using tongs to feed. Do not over feed as can become constipated

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Dwarf/Zebra Lionfish

(dendrochirus zebra)

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picture courtesy of wet web media

minimum tank size:50g

care level:moderate

temperament:semi aggressive

reef compatable:with caution

water conditions:

max size:72-78f,DKH 8-12,SG 1.020-1.025,PH 8.1-8.4

colour form:black,red,white

diet:carnivore

origin:eastern asia

family:scorpaenidae

As with all lionfish caution should be used when adding to an aquarium containing anything small enough to fit in the lions mouth,all lions have venom in the dorsal spines....the sting is similar to a bee sting. If stung place affected area in hot water (100-110f)

Ensure feeding in shop before purchase,will feed on all meaty preps including dillies and lance fish,will also take pellets that have been rolled into a ball............using tongs

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Radiata Lionfish

(Pterois radiata)

 

Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Water Conditions: 72-78

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