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Saltwater Aquarium Lion Fish

 
   
Lion Fish 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.

 Colored Volitan Lionfish, Normal Size
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: When first brought into your home aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp must be used to entice your lionfish to eat. A Lionfish diet consists of meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and crustaceans.

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

Level of Care: Difficult

Approximate Purchase Size:
3" to 5"

*Special Note:Because the requirement of live food, which therefore makes for an increased level of care required for this species it has been marked Difficult, for an Advance Aquarist , as an"Advanced Aquarist Species," there is no long term guarantee provided. Only an Arrive Alive Guarantee.

$59.99
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 Colored Volitan Lionfish, Jumbo Size
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: When first brought into your home aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp must be used to entice your lionfish to eat. A Lionfish diet consists of meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and crustaceans.

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

Level of Care: Difficult

Approximate Purchase Size:
6" to 8"

*Special Note:Because the requirement of live food, which therefore makes for an increased level of care required for this species it has been marked Difficult, for an Advance Aquarist , as an"Advanced Aquarist Species," there is no long term guarantee provided. Only an Arrive Alive Guarantee.

$139.99
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Photos are representative of each species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.
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