I summon lion fish lair agian

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  1. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    Ok as I was taught before I can summon you i have to do this

    :lays ghost shrimp on ground: :chants: rise lionfish lair

    Ok now to be serious
    I wana know where I can buy a green hawaiian lionfish or Dendrochirus barberi I I think a pair of these guys would be extremly cute/awesome. Then I can also add a few other fidh they cant eat if you know what I mean
     
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  3. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    Damn I must need to give more ghost shrimp lol

    Im trying to find a places to buy these guys
     
  4. diverdan

    diverdan Bangghai Cardinal

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    I know they are getting ready for MAX that's coming into town.
     
  5. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    Oh my gosh, I didn't even see this for some reason! Odd. I apologize.

    Right now, I'm not really sure where you'll find them. Just know a fuzzies' sex really can't be ID'd correctly until they are older. I know there are a lot of resources out there that describes how to tell them apart, but that can only be relied on when they are both very mature. I have a breeding pair of fuzzies right now, so one MUST be a male and one a female :) But they both look the same. Fin length are the same length, stripes say 2 males, both same size and shape head. I have 2 friends that have breeding pairs as well, and you can't tell their difference either. So how can we rely on the information that is out there.


    We're finding our barberi to be a punk now that he is older. He's been tearing the fins of our mombasae. We'e suspecting they are both males and of like size and body shape. It's been improving, because as soon as we see him go towards the mombasae, we go towards the tank and puff ourselves up. He backs off immediately. With consistency, we're not seeing much of it anymore.

    We're also not sure if a third fish of another species would help.
     
  6. Greg@LionfishLair

    Greg@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    skyvern,

    FWIW, we found our specimen as a dime-size juvie that was ID'd as "lionfish" at one of our LFS.

    Also, we have to wonder if you're basing your attraction on the cute little juvies, which tend to have green bands (hence the "green" lionfish name) or the more drab adults (which have the bright red eyes). The reason I mentioned this is because many folks don't know these fish have an adult coloration.

    Actually, as I sit here typing this both the barberi and mombassae are peering over my shoulder...I felt myself being "watched". LOL

    Juvie phase:

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    Adult phase (note bright red eyes, unique to this species):

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    Anyhow, I did want to toss that in before you go crazy looking for fish, "just in case".
     
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  7. PghSteeler

    PghSteeler Tassled File Fish

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    thsoe juvies are quite nice looking!!
     
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    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    You two have some of the maddest photography skills I have seen in the hobby.. Every one of your fish looks like it's floating in air.
     
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  11. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    i saw both juvy and adult and like them both but problem is finding them, and like i said in other post im going a deff way unless i find those guys when my tank is ready

    which is 2 Pterois radiata (ill make sure to get them sexed if i can) if not only one and one of Taenianatus triacanothus but like i said if i find the Dendrochirus barberi ill get like 3 or so of them and 1 of the Taenianatus triacanothus if im able to
     
  12. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    Radiatas can't be sexed. Only the fuzzies, Dendrochirus brachypterus.