Freshwater Lionfish (Batrachomoeus trispinosus)

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Freshwater Lionfish

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Freshwater Lionfish

Batrachomoeus trispinosus

Challenging

sg

1 - 1.010

pH

7.8 - 8.5

[[Minimum temperature::74 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::82 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

7-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

15-20 years

Family

Batrachoididae



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Additional names

Freshwater Stonefish, Three-spined Frogfish, Toadfish, Freshwater Lionfish


Origin

The Freshwater Lionfish is from East Timor, Indonesia, New Guinea, and Australia.

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Generally a good community fish, but avoid fish small enough to become a meal, and also avoid fish that will attempt to eat the Freshwater Lionfish(s)! Because if the fish eats Freshwater Lionfish, it could choke them and maybe end up killing the fish as the spines on the Lionfish are painful, but not venomous.

Diet

The Lionfish is a carnivore and will accept live foods, generally will not accept dried or dead food.

Feeding regime

Feed 2-3 times a day.

Environment Specifics

The Freshwater Lionfish mainly spends its time on the bottom on the Substrate. It loves to hide, requires plenty of hiding places Also, remember this Freshwater Lionfish is NOT strictly Freshwater and will need a fully Brackish fish tank or Saltwater fish tank as an adult.

Behaviour

Generally a peaceful fish. But, avoid aggressive fish, that will attempt to eat this fish, because the Freshwater Lionfish's spines are painful. Also, avoid fish small enough to become a meal.

Identification

It looks like its cousin, the Saltwater Lionfish, except not as colorful, and instead of pink, the Freshwater Lionfish is brown. Also, instead of Large, Tall Spines jutting out of its back. They have small brown bristles on its back. Also, the Freshwater Lionfish is MUCH smaller than its Saltwater counterparts.

Special Note

This fish is NOT necessarily venomous, unlike saltwater lionfish, the only thing painful, is the bristles on the Freshwater Lionfish's back,, if you rub your hand on the bristles, it is only painful, not venomous. But don't necessarily rub your hand on it's bristles on its back, at home! It will hurt!

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