Photo #1 - Lionfish - The Large Dark One Is A Male (i Think)...

previous
next
Submitted By: A Evans on
Photo Caption: Lionfish - The large dark one is a male (I think) and the smaller white one in the back is a female (I think) because they have "courted" each other many times.
saltwater fish - pterois volitans - volitan lionfish stocking in 65 gallons tank - Lionfish - The large dark one is a male (I think) and the smaller white one in the back is a female (I think) because they have "courted" each other many times.

Rank Info

Ranked #374 out of 1577 saltwater fish pictures worldwide
This picture looks better than 76.28% of pictures in this category
10 1
The Average Score for this picture is: 5.76
This picture has been rated : 59 times.
The Average Score for this category is: 2.46

More Info

Country: China
Description: 3 lionfish, 1 neon damsel, 1 blue devil, 1 tomato clown. Various inverts. In the process of making it a simple reef tank.
Advice: Do not rush the water conditioning process. Many people (myself included) cannot wait to get more fish when they start, so they just add heaps of fish very quickly. This just messes up the water chem (too much ammonia) and the fish just die. So wait and don't put too many fish in at the beginning and don't ever put too many fish in at one time (wait at least 2 weeks between fish to let your filter(s) balance the new ammonia load). And wait at least 1 month for the tank to cycle (when you first set up the tank - at this time, DO NOT add any fish...you only need 1 or 2 damsels to help the cycling process...no more! or it will kill the process and make it longer). You need live rock and a protein skimmer, so get them fast. Oh and get a tank with a sump built in if you can afford it, it is really hard to add them later (I know). Lastly: Read, read, read and read...
Fish Kept: Too many to remember (haven't had a death for 2 years though - well apart from the little bluedevil damsel eaten by my big lionfish).
Corals/Plants: I'll get back to you on that one.
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Quote: Stop looking at me, I'm trying to be steathy!

COMMENTS

There are no comments on this photo yet.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

Why is Water Flow So Important in a Reef Tank?
WHY IS WATER FLOW SO IMPORTANT IN A REEF TANK?
Cultivating a thriving reef tank can be a challenge with all of the requirements you must meet.
How Aquarium Trends Affect the World
HOW AQUARIUM TRENDS AFFECT THE WORLD
Trends in the aquarium trade have an effect on more than just aquarium hobbyists -- they can affect the whole world.
Aquarium Hobbyists Help Save 30 Species from Extinction
AQUARIUM HOBBYISTS HELP SAVE 30 SPECIES FROM EXTINCTION
The pet trade gets a bad rap for exploiting wild animals but sometimes the opposite is true.

READ AQUARIUM ARTICLES