Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ.

Go down

Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. Empty Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ.

Post  liquidg on 15th May 2012, 1:43 pm

First and foremost, do not use freshwater fish or inverts as their main food source for any length of time due to detrimental bacteria from these feeders.

All in this thread which includes lion fish and leaf and more, are all of the Scropaenidae family or scorpionfish.

The aquariums waters should be at temps of around 23c to 26c and no ammonia or nitrite should be present.

There needs to be places for them to feel as if they are hiding and out of the strong light or it may harm their eyesight.

They also prefer low over all current in the aquarium to hunt easily.

Be careful placing similar lion fish species together as they may fight for territories.

With all lionfish the time spent getting them to except frozen foods is the hardest part of their care.

These foods can be sourced from bait shops(make sure these don't have added chemicals) the best is large frozen krill from the aquarium shops.

With the lunulata and volitans and they look quite similar, they will go to frozen quite quickly as this process with them isn’t that hard to achieve.

Try placing a length of wood like a kebab skewer that looks like a huge tooth pick in the tank with a frozen fish or shrimp on it in front of the lion fish to get it to take the food, this works with patience and then onto them waiting at the surface when they see you to get the frozen foods.

Live fish and inverts as feeders for lion fish are readily available near open ocean or in open ocean rock pools.

The near open ocean means bay and estuaries.

In the bays look for drains or pools at low tides that are normally brackish to full salt water, these have abundant small fish and shrimp in them and with shrimp traps you can collect quite a few.

This pic shows the difference between zebras and the antennata lion fish species. Zebras left and right, antennata in the centre!
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. OCgrYq5

Pterois dendrochirus –Zebra lion
Juvenile at 1 inch
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. E4zwu84

Adult under water.
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. Wyv6yez

Pterois antennatta.
This lionfish and the only one of this family has a potentially fatal sting and should be handled very carefully!

Adult at 5 inches
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. DDnsWIY

Juvenile at 1 inch
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. SqV5iua
Video of juvenile in the wild
https://youtu.be/833dZfpWgSQ

Video of adult
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sqDl__zcBI

ldendrochirus brachypterus-dwarf lion fish.
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. OEEU7vP

Pterois volitans,black lion fish.
Juvenile
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. OCgrYq5

Transition to adult.
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. LZoa6HC

Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. ORDWWaI

Adult
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. 0JHxhVi

Pterios lunulata.
Unlike the volitans this guy has very short horns near its eyes.
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. OJnjPGD

cockatoo and a small leaf fish
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. XHzn79V

leaf fish straight from the ocean living at a coralline wall, hence the colour
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. NOYhSq0

once in the aquarium the colouration alters
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. J6yATBN


Cockatoo wasp fish
in the wild
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. NF3aQ4b

in the aquarium
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. 4ayiXLh

another one
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. JVcybeF

Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. AXHx80q

close up
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. QWM5VQV

both in the aquarium
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. VVJ3kr5

other scorpion fish
Lion fish and scorpion fish found near Brisbane in SEQ. YKkjwaR

_________________
Forum Admin
liquidg
liquidg

Posts : 2701
Join date : 2010-02-02
Location : Brisbane bayside

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum