Zebra lionfish


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FAMILY - Scorpaenidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Dendrochirus Zebra

COMMON NAME - Zebra Lionfish (Dwarf Lionfish)

SIZE - 7.1" (18 cm)

RANGE - Indo Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. ( 114 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty foods, marine fish, crustacean flesh, live grass shrimp, feeder fish, marine fare live and frozen for carnivores, feed 3-4 times a week.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat shrimp and smaller fishes.

CAPTIVE CARE - This fish is venomous and care should be exercised in handling. Plenty of hiding places, caves are a must with this fish, some specimens will refuse to eat. Keep with less aggressive tankmates. Larger specimens are aggressive toward conspecifics. Not a threat to more active fish species, lower lighting levels a plus or a deep reef system are preferred. Venomous spines beware.

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