Animal Stories - Freshwater Lionfish


Animal-World Information about: Freshwater Lionfish

The Freshwater Lionfish is actually much more of a brackish water fish... or even saltwater!
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Alimohsin - 2019-05-05
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Anonymous - 2019-03-14
How do you feed it because I have a 90 gallon tank and I feed it bloodworms but it won’t eat.

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Andrea - 2014-08-27
I have one stonefish which I have had for about 6 months. I have kept him in freshwater and have not seen him eat, but he must be eating because he is still alive. I have him with other fish... red tailed catfish, banjo, and spotted raphael. I feed him goldfish

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  • Jess - 2014-12-10
    Is this fish still available??
  • michael - 2015-01-07
    lionfish are nocturnal and they hunt at night so if you have patience turn off the light and sit and watch him and you'll see him eat if you feed them live feed feeders
  • Tim Buchanan - 2018-01-20
    I've had my FW Lionfish for about 7 months and I have trained it to eat off feeder tongs. It really likes muscles. I just wiggle it in front of it him and he sucks it in. Because there all harvested from the wild it takes some training and patience but it will happen when he becomes hungry enough.
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david sherburne - 2009-12-10
I have had my stonefish for about a year and have kept him in freshwater the whole time. At first he was a rather picky eater but now I'm feeding him small comets. He gets about a dozen a month and it seems to keep him happy. He is a very vocal fish and when I am running a vaccum or some such thing he has often voiced his disapproval. He is a fascinating fish to watch and moves devilishly fast compared to what I was expecting.
good luck

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  • Jonny James - 2010-02-23
    I just got a freshwater lionfish. Do u have any specific advice on how to keep him healthy? How often should i feed him? Anything else I need to know?
  • art - 2017-12-05
    I had a freshwater lion fish a few years back and they kept dying. I became frustrated and upset because losing any fish is like losing a child to me.. Could you give me advice on how to setup/and cycle a tank for these beauties, as well as what products you use, as well as any maintenance tips.. I want to try again. Thanks.
  • Tim Buchanan - 2018-01-20
    This fish is a Brackish water fish so maybe that's why they keep dieing.
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Christopher - 2015-06-19
Okay, so I am soon to be buying a new 55 gallon tank and beginning my brackish water adventure. I used to own a Dragon Fish named Guru who was sold to me as a freshwater fish (Most pet stores will sell them as such which is Horse Crap!) I loved the Dragon Fish, easy to take care of (even when he got sick with skin disease all I had to do was put him in a cup with a squirt of anti-fungal and leave him for 6 minutes and he was good as gold) He lived for the whole 5 years I had him until I was forced to give him up to my brothers dad (didn't have enough space to re-home him, plus brothers dad loved it when Guru would send his Blue FW Lobster flying across the fish tank). I am going to get another Dragon Fish, but am wondering if a Stonefish will be a good tank mate. Also, can anyone give me any names of brackish water algae/tank cleaning crews (i.e fish), When Guru was a FW fish, he tended to get along very well with a Snowflake eel, Cory Catfish, and Pleco (Now that I know Dragon Fish are Brackish, I'm looking for tank mates that aren't Aggressive.)

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-06-20
    That's really exciting! I only had one of these fish, and for a short period of time as I re-homed him. But brackish is so cool, and so is the Freshwater Lionfish. I've got a couple of juvenile Archer's that will be brackish as adults (in a 150 gallon show tank), so am looking forward to the experience too.

    By the way, the Snowflake Eel is also not a freshwater fish, but like so many brackish and marine species, they hatch out in freshwater rivers and are collected when young. As young specimens they are then acquired by stores and so are often still in freshwater, but will need to be aclimated to a salt environment as they age.

    Not sure if a stonefish is a good idea or not, they are very venomous, so kind of risky for the keeper:) Wishing you the best on your fish and brackish aquarium!
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Ricky Garman - 2012-04-07
My freshwater lionfish laid eggs all over her aquarium. Now I hear they
can't be breed in an aquarium but I would like to try. How do I tell male and females? any info. would help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-05-06
    Wow, how cool is that! Not much known about how they breed. That's probably because being brackish fish from estuaries... replicating that environment has been almost impossible. Would love to hear what happens with your eggs!
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william hale - 2010-06-09
Can you keep freshwater lionfish with freshwater stingrays?

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  • Anonymous - 2012-01-15
    Neither of these fish are aggressive... but they are both protein eaters with different behaviors and habitat needs. You would need a tank that is large enough to accomodate both. Both are fairly dormant except when feeding. The stingray needs a large flat sandy surface and gets active while feeding. The while the lionfish needs rockwork to quietly hide and lay in wait for prey. The lionfish would not be comfortable with a big ray rustling around feeding while its trying to be secretive. So the habitat would need to fit both lifestyles.
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john - 2011-12-05
price? average tank size? breeding tips? cost?

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B. Ames - 2008-10-12
The Freshwater Lionfish is a very capable fish as I've come to find.
They feed on anything that moves plus sinking pellets and frozen meat.
Mines is housed with two Parachromis Dovii (A male and Female pair) that are between 5"-6.5 inches long.
The fabled grunting that is associated with this fish is all too true and can be very loud if you experience it.
They are very shy to non-inhabitants of their tank but to another fish swimming by, they will advance in aggression even to the King and Queen of the Cichlids.
Red-Rosey's, Small Gold Fish, Live Tube-effects worms... these are all exceptable foods. I find that the frozen foods should be a staple especially with the use of a feeder stick as this guy gives a good fight! I've never been stung or bitten by this fish because it's chosen to flee from me rather than to attack me, and because I am weary of this fabled sting it pocesses like that of a wasp.
I hate wasps.

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