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Saltwater Aquarium Lion Fish

 
   
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.

   Black Volitan Lion
Black Pterois volitans


Description: The Black Volitan Lionfish has vertical stripes along its body that vary in color from red, burgundy, white and black. It 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, somewhat 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:
Tiny: 1" to 2"; Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6"; XLarge: 6" to 8"

*Special Note:Because of the increased level of care required for this species it has been marked Advance Aquarist , as an"Advanced Aquarist Species," there is no guarantee provided. 

Tiny $44.99 Small $49.99 Medium $59.99 Large $99.99 XLarge $199.99
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    Red Volitan Lion
Red Pterois volitans


Description: The Red Volitan Lionfish has vertical stripes along its body that vary in color from red, burgundy, white and black. It 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, somewhat 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:
Tiny: 1" to 2"; Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6"; XLarge: 6" to 8"

*Special Note:Because of the increased level of care required for this species it has been marked Advance Aquarist , as an"Advanced Aquarist Species," there is no guarantee provided. 

Tiny $44.99 Small $49.99 Medium $59.99 Large $99.99 XLarge $199.99
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Antennata Lion
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: Carnivorous, feeds on crustaceans and fishes. Feed meaty foods, may require live food to initiate feeding response.

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"

*Special Note:Because of the increased level of care required for this species it has been marked Advance Aquarist , as an"Advanced Aquarist Species," there is no guarantee provided. 

Small $29.99 Medium $39.99 Large $49.99
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  Radiata Lion
Pterois radiata

Description: The Radiata Lionfish is the most recognized Lionfish by the white horizontal lines on the caudal peduncle and the lack of spots on the pectoral fin membranes. In the wild the Radiata Lionfish occurs at depths from 3.3 to 50 feet. This species is occasionally seen in coral head caves on reef flats or in lagoons, but also occurs on reef faces and fore reef slopes with rich hard coral growth. In certain locations it is abundant on rocky reefs, with sparse coral growth and numerous sea urchins. It is important to say that in captivity plenty of live rock for hiding is a must.

Recommended minimum tank size: The Radiata 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 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: Small: 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 8"

*Special Note:Because of the increased level of care required for this species it has been marked Advance Aquarist , as an"Advanced Aquarist Species," there is no guarantee provided. 

Small $69.99 Medium $79.99 Large $149.99
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   Dwarf/Zebra Lion
Dendrochirus zebra

Description: The Dwarf Zebra Lionfish which is also called the Zebra Turkey fish, is the perfect lionfish for small aquariums. The Zebra Lionfish 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: 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: Small: 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Large: 2-1/2" to 4"

*Special Note:Because of the increased level of care required for this species it has been marked Advance Aquarist , as an"Advanced Aquarist Species," there is no guarantee provided. 

Small $19.99 Medium $29.99 Large $59.99
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Fu Manchu Lionfish
Dendrochirus biocellatus

Description:The Fu Manchu Lionfish is found in the Indo-Pacific and belongs to the family Scorpaenidae where you will find the scorpionfishes. The species Dendrochirus biocellatus is known under many different common names such as Fu Manchu Lion, Twinspot Lionfish, and Two-eyed Lionfish. The Fu Manchu Lionfish habitats are clear tropical waters with prolific coral growth. During the day, the Fu Manchu Lionfish will typically stay hidden in caves or among sponges on the reef.

Recommended minimum tank size: The Fu Manchu 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 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: Small: 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Large: 2-1/2" to 4"

*Special Note:Because of the increased level of care required for this species it has been marked Advance Aquarist , as an"Advanced Aquarist Species," there is no guarantee provided. 

Small $44.99 Medium $54.99 Large $69.99
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