Animal Stories - Antennata Lionfish


Animal-World Information about: Antennata Lionfish

   The Antennata Lionfish, Ragged-finned Firefish, or Spotfin Lionfish is distinguished for it's strikingly different pectoral fin rays, and it's large black and white "antennae"! A good community fish as long as it's companions are too big to eat.
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Adam - 2013-01-02
Hi there they are great I have one but just wanted to know he has broken one of his fins on top of his eyes will it grow back at all

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-04
    Yes they will normally grow back.
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ADRIAN HOWE - 2006-01-08
This is a simply stunning fish with exquisite colours. My fish has settled in perfectly with the rest of my fish and has not bothered any of them. The smallest is a firefish and I also have a cleaner shrimp which even tries to 'clean' the lionfish. It even feeds on algae pellets which I originally bought for the tangs. My advice is go and buy one!

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  • corrie - 2011-10-05
    The fish you are keeping with the lionfish in time he will eat them like the firefish and also the cleanershrimp...... I have been keeping lionfish for over 20 years......So please keep eye on size of the mouth of the Lionfish
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Greg Hix - 2011-06-10
Picture's updated now, thanks for your help Greg!... Animal World

nfortunately, the photo shown and ID'd as Pteoris antenatta is not an antenatta, but the closely related Pterois mombassae. Mombasa lionfish are often mistaken for P. antenatta in the aquarium hobby.

We currently keep and study all of the lionfish species that are commonly available to the hobby, and even a few that are rather uncommon.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-11
    Will check that one out. Thank you.
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~Leana~ - 2007-09-04
I have to do a science project, and this was the only website that helped!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Andy Starr - 2004-07-15
The spotfin lionfish is a worthy addition to any community home aquaria as long as a degree of care is taken with regard to the size of his tankmates and his venomous spines. My fish is well adapted and fed from the second day of introduction. He readily accepts cockles and small lancefish and when he bothers to free swim instead of resting, he is a spectacular site.

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