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 Saltwater Aquarium Lionfish


Lions are hardy fish that will adapt well to life in a home or office aquarium. Provide Lion fish with liverock or other items to provide ample hiding places. For a diet in the aquarium, include frozen meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and occasionally crustacean flesh. Because lionfish will usually prefer live foods, when first introduced into the aquarium feed live saltwater feeder shrimp to entice your lion to eat. While acclimating to its new home, Expect your lion to be shy and hide, but lionfish are generally found out in the open once accustomed to their surrounds. Be wanted that lions may eat smaller fish, shrimp, and other crustaceans in the tank.

 

 Aquarium Conditioned Volitan Lionfish
Pterois volitans

Description: The Volitan Lionfish has vertical stripes along its body that vary in color from red, to dark burgundy. has eye catching banded spines on the dorsal fin and large flowing pectoral fins. Known to spend time out in the open at dusk and dawn, but will hide in caves in daylight. Due to the venomous nature of the dorsal spines on the lionfish, exercise caution when working in the tank.Adapts to captivity easily when provided with adequate hiding spots such as crevices and caves. Plenty of swimming room is needed as is subdued lighting as this species is more active at night than during the day. It may eat smaller fish, shrimp, and other crustaceans in the tank.

Recommended minimum tank size: The Volitan Lionfish can grow to be from 12 to 15 inches in the ocean, smaller in an aquarium. Therefore when full grown house in at least a 125 gallon aquarium.

Food and diet: A Lionfish diet consists of meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and crustaceans. When first brought into your home aquarium use live saltwater feeder shrimp and feeder fish to entice your lionfish to eat. Once comfortably eating the above in the aquarium, start working with chunks of uncooked table shrimp, pieces of thawed out silversides, and pieces of thawed out frozen squid.

Reef Compatability: Interesting reef tank resident, but will eat shrimp, crustaceans and small fish.

Level of Care: Advanced Aquarist

Guarantee Note: Because the requirement of continuous live food, there is an increased level of care required. So this species has been designated Difficult for Advance Aquarist's Only. As an Advanced Aquarist Species, there is no long term guarantee, they have a guarantee to arrive alive and healthy, but there is no long term guarantee.

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium 3" to 5" Large 5" to 7" XLarge 7" to 8" Show Size 8" to 10"

Medium $89.99 Large $199.99 XLarge$389.99 Show Size$499.99

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   Aquarium Conditioned Dwarf Lionfish
Dendrochirus zebra

Description: The Dwarf Lionfish which is also called the Zebra Lion Fish, is the perfect lionfish for small aquariums. The Dwarf Lion Fish has striking markings and long pectoral and dorsal fins. The body is reddish with five dark bars, alternating with thin dark bars in large specimens. There is a dark spot on the cheek. Median fins have small dark spots. They are slow-moving and not aggressive, but can be dangerous.

Recommended minimum tank size: The Dwarf prefers a tank of at least 50 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.

Food and diet: A Lionfish diet consists of all meaty foods: live shrimp, live fish, and crustaceans flesh. When first brought into your home aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp and smaller feeder fish must be used to entice your Dwarf lionfish to eat. Once comfortably eating the above in the aquarium, start working with tiny chunks of uncooked table shrimp, tiny pieces of thawed out silversides, and tiny pieces of thawed out frozen squid.

Reef Compatability: Interesting reef tank resident, but will eat shrimp, crustaceans and small fish.

Level of Care: Difficult

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2"; Large: 2" to 3"

Small $29.99 Medium $34.99 Large $44.99

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Aquarium Conditioned Antennata Lionfish
Pterois antennata

Description: The Antennata Lionfish is easily recognized by the spots, which are often blue, on the inner surface of the large pectoral fins. It can be a durable aquarium fish that readily adapts to captive life if provided with adequate hiding places. If you keep more than one specimen, provide each individual with its own shelter site. This species is usually indifferent toward its tankmates, including members of its own kind and other lionfishes, unless they are small enough to swallow. Although it feeds on crustaceans in the wild, it will eat any fish that is small enough to fit in its mouth in the aquarium. Provide with plenty of open swimming space as well as caves and crevices for its to refuge in. It may spend more time in the open in a dimly-lit tank.

Recommended minimum tank size: The Antenata prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.

Food and diet: When first brought into your home aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp and small feeder fish should be used to entice your lionfish to eat. A Lionfish diet consists of meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and crustaceans. Once comfortably eating the above in the aquarium, start working with tiny chunks of uncooked table shrimp, tiny pieces of thawed out silversides, and tiny pieces of thawed out frozen squid.

Reef Compatability: Interesting reef tank resident, but will eat crustaceans and small fishes.

Level of Care: Difficult

Approximate Purchase Size:Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"; Large: 3-1/2" to 5"

Small $38.99 Medium $49.99 Large $59.99

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Photos are representative of each species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.