Zebra Lionfish, Dwarf Lionfish / Dendrochirus zebra

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  1. skinz78

    skinz78 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus

    May 8, 2009
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    Zebra Lionfish, Dwarf Lionfish / Dendrochirus zebra


    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Dendrochirus zebra

    COMMON NAME - Zebra Lionfish (Dwarf Lionfish)

    SIZE - 7.1" ( 18 cm)

    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 tank mates, Larger specimens are aggressive toward con specifics. Not a threat to more active fish species, lower lighting levels a plus or a deep reef system are preferred. Venomous spines beware.

  2. SeahorseKeeper

    SeahorseKeeper Where's the mysis? Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

    May 27, 2012
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    My fuzzy dwarf lionfish was very personable. It would spit water at me to let me know I had to feed him. These guys are pretty easy to wean onto frozen. :)
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