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The Dwarf Zebra Lionfish is a very slow swimmer that is capable of eating any fish or shrimp that fits in its mouth. When acclimating, it is normal for the Dwarf Zebra Lionfish to hide and isolate itself. Always be aware of its location when maintaining its tank.
This species of Lionfish adapts to captivity easily when provided with adequate hiding spots such as crevices and caves. Plenty of swimming room is needed as is subdued lighting as this species is more active at night than during the day.
Dwarf Zebra Lionfish - Special Care Info
As with all Lionfish, the spines located across its dorsal, pectoral, and anal fins are venomous. The likelihood of a sting is a very uncommon event, but should not be taken lightly. Although the venom is stronger than a bee sting, every person reacts differently to the venom. It is highly recommended to get medical treatment.
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Reef Safe: With Caution
Native To: Vanuatu, South Asia, Eastern Asia
Adult Size: Up to 7"
Temperature: 72-78° F
Water Parameters: dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4
Care Level: Moderate
Tank Size: 30+ gallons
Scientific Name: Dendrochirus zebra
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