Zebra Lionfish

Zebra Lionfish

  • Scientific Name: Dendrochirus zebra
  • Family: Scorpaenidae
  • Origin: From the east coast of Africa to Samoa in the south Pacific.
  • Size: 18cm (7 inches)
  • Temperature: 24°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
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  • Scientific Name: Dendrochirus zebra
  • Family: Scorpaenidae
  • Origin: From the east coast of Africa to Samoa in the south Pacific.
  • Size: 18cm (7 inches)
  • Temperature: 24°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
  • Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 1.020 to 1.025
  • Aquarium Size (Minimum) – 110 litres (30gallons)
  • Appearance (Physical Description) – They have large, fanlike pectoral fins, long dorsal fin spines (these are venomous) and a slender tentacle over each eye. There are dark brown to red bars on the body and a dark spot on the gill cover.
  • Diet – shrimp and frozen food (thawed), in order to induce a feeding response live ghost shrimp may be used.
  • Feeding Frequency – several times a week
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – peaceful, will eat small shrimp and any fish that it can swallow whole. Adult zebra lionfish have been known to fight.
  • Difficulty to keep – easy
  • Captive Breeding – Yes

 

Overview:

The Zebra Lionfish is a beautiful species of lionfish, its colouration is mesmerising. This will definitely be a great addition to your aquarium. The hardest thing with this species would be to try inducing it to eat frozen food; this could be achieved by dangling the food in front of it, teasing it to take a bite. If you have a more difficult lion it would be advisable to use live ghost shrimp to ensure it gets its necessary diet and to induce a feeding response, you can then slowly start introducing frozen food. Once you have your lion eating everything will be perfect, just maintain water quality and a good feeding pattern.