Discussion in 'Lionfish Lair' started by TravisVT, Jul 16, 2013.
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Awesome pics Greg! Or should I thank Renee on these
We just consider them "ours" If we ever divorce... they're mine LOL!
Thats awesome! I love lionfish My LFS recently got 2 new red lionfish in their 300 gallon display, and they're awesome. The old red lionfish they had died of age 9 and 10. Those guys were gigantic! I love lionfish, definitely my favorite saltwater fish I really like the clearfin lionfish, but dont know if they're suited for aquaria Those lionfish you guys keep are gorgeous! Cute little guys
Lionfishes are well-suited as captive specimens, and most are long-lived, mild-mannered fishes.
Pterois radiata (AKA clearfin or radiated lionfish) is very mild-mannered, even for a lionfish. They do quite well once established, and are a medium-bodied fish, so they will live happily in a std. 55 gal or larger setup. About the only caution I can give would be that they tend to be poor shippers (they're a Red Sea fish), so they sometimes come in a little worse for wear.
Here's ours...beautiful fish, IMHO:
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