Radiata Lionfish



The Radiata Lionfish, also known as the Clearfin Lionfish, or Tailbar Lionfish is characterized by three colors: white, red with black horizontal lines across the body, large pectoral fins shaped like fans, and long dorsal fins that resemble quills. A 70-gallon or bigger aquarium with a lot of hiding spots is ideal. It will hide as it adjusts to its new home. The top spines are venomous which can trigger reactions similar to bee stings. To soothe itching, wash the region in warm water (100-114o F). When the fish is first introduced to the aquarium the live saltwater feeder shrimp must be employed to attract the fish to take a bite. Its Radiata Lionfish diet consists of proteins like live shrimp (including ornamental shrimp) as well as live fish and, sometimes crustacean flesh. Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 8"  
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General information on Radiata Lionfish It has red, black, and white vertical stripes on the body. It also has large, fan-shaped pectoral fins, and the dorsal fins are tall and quill-like. A larger or medium-sized aquarium with a variety of caves or overhangs to hide in is the best choice. It is not recommended to keep them with tank make-ups that are too aggressive that could disrupt their feeding. The Pterois Radiata Lionfish can increase to 9.4 in. (24 cm). They may be kept as pairs or small groups within a larger aquarium.   Radiata Lionfish Diet & Nutrition Carnivor - In the wild, the Pterois Radiata Lionfish eats exclusively on crustaceans. When it is first introduced to the aquarium live feeder shrimp should be used to lure the fish to consume. It is believed that the Radiata Lionfish diet consists of delicious meaty meals. Lionfish caught in the wild may make feeding difficult. Try feeding different live foods like Grasses shrimp, Freshwater crayfish, fiddler small fish. Feeding is usually 3-4 times per week.   Origin of the Radiata Lionfish Indo-Pacific is a region that is commonly located within South Africa and the Red Sea from Indonesia.
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6 lbs


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