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Orangebanded Stingfish

Greek Name: (Choridactylus multibarbus)

$119.99

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Fans looking for an envious unusual fish for their venomous aquarium will find a truly distinctive species within the Orangebanded Stingfish.

It is able to hide in ambush to its eyes that are high-set The thing that distinguishes this well-camouflaged fish is its pectoral rays, which are reminiscent of “claws.” Orangebanded Stingfish uses these for both captures of prey and for movement across the murky seafloor.

Set up a 50-gallon, or greater aquarium that has enough substrate for this Orangebanded Stingfish to bury itself. Since they’re carnivores and scavengers, it is best to keep them in a tank with fish that aren’t attractive prey for their huge mouths that resemble a vacuum.

Choridactylus multibarbus can adapt to foods quite well. Start with live ghost shrimp and gradually progress to frozen or thawed mysis shrimp.

The pelvic, dorsal and anal spinal spines should be avoided because they can deliver the most painful and potentially dangerous sting.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small 1″ – 2″ Medium 2″ – 3″ Large 3″ – 4″

 

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Aggressive

Color Form

Orange, Tan

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

No

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

5"

Origin

Indonesia, Maldives

Family

Scorpaenidae

Minimum Tank

50 gallons

Description

General information on Orange Banded Stingfish

Fans looking for an eye-catching unusual fish for their venomous aquarium will find a truly distinctive species inside the Orangebanded Stingfish. It is able to hide in ambush to its eyes that are high-set. The thing that makes this fish stand out is its pectoral rays, which are reminiscent of claws. These claws are used by the Orangebanded Stingfish uses for prey capture as well as for moving around the muddy seafloor. Make sure you have a large or medium aquarium that has enough substrate for the Orangebanded Stingfish to bury itself. Because they’re carnivores and scavengers, it is best to only keep fish that aren’t an attractive meal for their vacuum-like mouths. The pelvic, ossial, and anal spines must be avoided since they could deliver the most painful and potentially dangerous poisonous sting.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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