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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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

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!
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.
john - 2011-12-05
price? average tank size? breeding tips? cost?

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?
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.