Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish
Will always prefer to spend it s time in caves overhangs and other shady.
Fuzzy dwarf lionfish. When first introduced into the aquarium live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The fuzzy dwarf lionfish is a personable fish that quickly recognizes and responds to its owners presence. The fuzzy dwarf lionfish dendrochirus brachypterus also known as the dwarf lionfish shortfin turkeyfish or shortfin lionfish features a beautifully striped body with typical lionfish frills and fins designed to blend in with its surroundings though it is a slow swimmer it is still capable of any organism that fits into its mouth so be very careful when deciding what tank mates to put. The fuzzy dwarf lionfish has short feather like fins the dorsal and pelvic of which are tipped with stingers.
Species note edit edit source the lionfish is one of the most venomous fish on the ocean bottom floor. 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. They possess a specialized parasite elimination mechanism in the form of a thin membranous lining called a cuticle. In larger well filtered aquaria this is a species that may be kept in good sized groups 5 if introduced simultaneously.
The dwarf lionfish diet consists of meaty foods such as live shrimp including ornamental shrimp live fish and sometimes. Fuzzies are sedentary fish so their cuticle is used to protect them from stalking organisms. Fuzzy dwarf lionfish are very disease and parasite resistant if fed properly and water quality is maintained. The fuzzy dwarf lionfish s scientific name dendrochirus brachypterus comes from a quite a mash up of latin and greek terms and together means tree hand dendrochirus refers to its branched pectoral fin rays and short wing with brachypterus describing the relatively stubby appearance of the pectoral fins in general.
They have a large head and mouth and the body and fins are coloured with white and red brown stripes. The dwarf zebra lionfish are astonishingly beautiful with there gracefully flowing fins dramatic colaration cautios movements and fish gulping mouth but they. Tankmates should be chosen with care as small fish and shrimp will be eaten yet the fuzzy dwarf lionfish is easily harassed by larger more belligerent species which may prevent it from getting its fair share of food. Nocturnal by nature the fuzzy dwarf lionfish will tend to be shy in brightly lit aquariums but will likely adjust with time and make brief appearances.
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