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Antenneta Lionfish - Venomous - Medium
Pterois antenneta
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 3-4 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Live Shrimp, Meaty
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3 + Hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:
  
  

The Antenneta Lionfish is a beautiful solitary lionfish specimen, which features vertical stripes along its body. It has large flowing fan-shaped pectoral fins, with which it loves to spend time out in the open at dusk and dawn, but generally will hide in caves in daylight. Therefore, we advise you to keep plenty of rockworks and caves as hiding spots for the Antenneta Lionfish. We advise you to handle it with some cautions, since its pectoral spine is venomous in nature and can be a menace. If provided with all the necessary requirements, the Antenneta Lionfish adapts really well and fast in the captivity. The aquarium should well- equipped with subdued lighting, as the Antenneta Lionfish tends to become more active during the night than day. It is also commonly referred as the Antennata Lionfish, Spotfin Lionfish, Banded Lionfish, Broadbarred Firefish, Ragged-finned Firefish, Rouhg-scaled Firefish, and Scorpion Miles. The Antenneta Lionfish can grow up to the size of 8 inches, and then should be kept in a tank not less than 30 gallon. It may nip over smaller fish, shrimp, and other crustaceans in the tank, that is why it may consider reef safe but with caution. Its diet basically should include meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and occasionally crustacean flesh. The Antenneta Lionfish thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. We recommend you not to add smaller fishes, which might become snacks for the Antenneta Lionfish. It is moderate to care, and therefore doesn?t make a good choice for a beginner aquarist. As long as the other fish won?t fit in there mouth of the Antenneta Lionfish, they should be fairly safe.

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