Dwarf Zebra Lionfish - Dendrochirus zebra The dwarf zebra lionfish is also known as zebra lionfish or dwarf lionfish.It has red ,white and black vertical stripes along the body;large,fan like pectoral fins and tall quill like dorsal fins. The Dwarf zebra lionfish are astonishingly beautiful with there gracefully flowing fins Dramatic colaration,cautios movements and fish gulping mouth but they are equipped with venomous spines capable of delivering painful stings upon an unavary hobbist.in spite of all bravado Dwarf zebra lionfish are peaceful to keep these are extremely hardy and disease resistant to keep in tank inhabitants. The Dwarf zebra lionfish has multiple color Emorphs whose relative abundances vary greatly among geographic locations. Maximum Size:
This species grows to 7 inches in length. General Size:
This Dwarf zedra lionfish is about four to five inches in length. Minimum Tank Size Suggested:
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium provides a good environment for these Dwarf zebra fish. Tank Conditions:
The Dwarf zebra lionfish should ideally be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. When kept with invertebrates, the specific gravity range should be 1.020 to 1.025, for the invertebrate species. In a fish only aquarium, the specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.023. Habitat: The Dwarf zebra lionfish occurs on coral reefs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia, the Dwarf zebra lionfish is known from central to north-western Western Australia and from the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef south to northern New South Wales. Feeding and Diet:
The Dwarf zebra lionfish diet consist of meaty foods such as live shrimps,live fishes and sometimes crustacean flesh. They are carnivorous.