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Scientific Name:Pterois antennata

Common Names:Antennata Lionfish, Broadbarred Firefish, Ragged Finned Firefish, Spotfin Lionfish

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs. Hides in crevices under rocks and coral formations during the day and hunts at night. Typically with head towards the safety of their hide-out or narrow passage. Feeds on shrimps and crabs. Venomous and capable of inflicting a painful sting. Minimum depth reported taken from. Solitary or in groups, under ledges and holes.

Origin: Africa, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Sri Lanka, Tahiti 
Max Size: 7.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Antennata Lionfish is a carnivore species and it is important to keep the diet varied. When acclimating to life in a new aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to get the Antennata Lionfish to eat. Over the time raise the frozen mysis shrimp and diminish live saltwater feeder shrimp. The Antennata Lionfish diet should contain meaty foods such as live shrimp (including ornamental shrimp), live fish, and sometimes, crustacean flesh.

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Scientific Name:Dendrochirus biocellatus

Common Names:Fu Manchu Lionfish, Ocellated Lionfish, Twin Spot Lionfish

An uncommon inhabitant of clear waters rich in corals to depths of 40 m or more. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans. Secretive and usually observed at night. During the day in caves and sponges, and usually well out of sight. Venomous spines.

Origin: Indo-Pacific , indonesia, Tahiti
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

When acclimating to life in a new aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to get the Fu Manchu Lionfish to eat. Over the time raise the frozen mysis shrimp and diminish live saltwater feeder shrimp. The Fu Manchu Lionfish diet should contain meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and occasionally crustacean flesh. When fully settle to the aquarium, it can able to accept prepared diet including chunks of fresh, uncooked table shrimp, frozen silversides and pieces of frozen squid.

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Scientific Name:Dendrochirus brachypterus

Common Names:Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish, Dwarf Lionfish, Shortfin Lionfish

Common in reef flats and shallow lagoons, in areas with weed-covered rocks on sandy substrates. Adults often found on sponges and juveniles are sometimes found in small aggregations on remote bommies with 10 or so individuals. Nocturnal. Feeds on small crustaceans.

Origin: Africa, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

When acclimating to life in a new aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to get the Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish to eat. Over the time raise the frozen mysis shrimp and diminish live saltwater feeder shrimp. The Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish diet should contain meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and occasionally crustacean flesh. When fully settle to the aquarium, it can able to accept prepared diet including chunks of fresh, uncooked table shrimp, frozen silversides and pieces of frozen squid.

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Scientific Name:Pterois miles

Common Names:Miles Lionfish, Devil Firefish, Devil Fish

Lives in coastal waters in muddy habitats. Fin spines highly venomous, may cause human death.

Origin: Africa, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Red Sea, Sumatra, Vanuatu
Max Size: 13 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

When acclimating to life in a new aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to get the Miles Lionfish to eat. Over the time raise the frozen mysis shrimp and diminish live saltwater feeder shrimp. The Miles Lionfish diet should contain meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and occasionally crustacean flesh. When fully settle to the aquarium, it can able to accept prepared diet including chunks of fresh, uncooked table shrimp, frozen silversides and pieces of frozen squid.

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Scientific Name:Pterois mombasae

Common Names:Mombasa Lionfish,

Found on the continental shelf. A rare inhabitant of rocky bottoms of deep offshore reefs. Normally found on soft-bottom or muddy substrates with rich rubble ridges amongst rich invertebrate growth, especially sponges. Sold fresh in small quantities in markets. Also found among soft corals, solitary or in small groups.

Origin: Indonesia, Maldives
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

When introducing first to the aquarium, freshwater Ghost (Glass) shrimp should be used to get the Mombasa Lionfish to eat. Meaty foods like live shrimp, live fish, and occasionally crustacean flesh will keep the Mombasa Lionfish healthy and thrive. By proper training and endurance, feeding habit can be converted onto silversides and chucks of raw shrimp, and other meaty fare with the use of a feeding stick.

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Scientific Name:Pterois radiata

Common Names:Radiata Lionfish, Clearfin Lionfish, Tailbar Lionfish

A generally uncommon species that inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Prefers rocky reefs and seems to avoid stony corals. Coastal, sometimes in surge zones where in narrow crevices, or along rock-walls in small caves. Found under ledges during the day. Feeds exclusively on small crabs and shrimps. Capable of inflicting a painful sting. Minimum depth reported taken from.

Origin: Africa, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tahiti 
Max Size: 9.5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

When acclimating to life in a new aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to get the Radiata Lionfish to eat. Over the time raise the frozen mysis shrimp and diminish live saltwater feeder shrimp. The Radiata Lionfish diet should contain meaty foods such as live shrimp (including ornamental shrimp), live fish, and sometimes, crustacean flesh.

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Scientific Name:Pterois russelli

Common Names:Russell's Lionfish, Largetail or Military Turkeyfish, Plaintail Firefish, Red Volitans, Spotless, Soldier Lionfish

Found on muddy substrates, from well-protected shallow estuaries to quiet, deep offshore reefs. Also found in bays and coastal waters, solitary.

Origin: Africa, Asia
Max Size: 14 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Russell's Lionfish is a difficult fish to feed when introduced first to the aquarium. To start eating, feeding live shrimp or feeder fish will be useful. Once acclimated, the Russell's Lionfish will readily accept meaty foods including the flesh of fish and crustaceans.

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Scientific Name:Dendrochirus zebra

Common Names:Zebra Lionfish, Dwarf Lionfish

Found on coral, rubble, or rock bottoms of reef flats; also in coastal to outer reef habitats in sheltered lagoons and in caves, sometimes in small aggregations. Usually shallow, from 3-60m but also reported to 80 m depth. Pelagic stages travel great distances and expatriate to sub-tropical zones. Spawned in captivity.

Origin: Eastern Asia, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, South Asia, Vanuatu
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

When acclimating to life in a new aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to get the Zebra Lionfish to eat. Over the time raise the frozen mysis shrimp and diminish live saltwater feeder shrimp. The Zebra Lionfish diet should contain meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and occasionally crustacean flesh. When fully settle to the aquarium, it can able to accept prepared diet including chunks of fresh, uncooked table shrimp, frozen silversides and pieces of frozen squid.

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