Above: The picture shows a very-very cool 5" long premium quality Marbled Lion Fish swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: This is a premium quality aquarium fish, and we never see fish of this quality in the fish stores and in the online fish stores that we visit.
Origin: this species is caught wild by very skillful collectors across a wide region in the rivers along the coasts of New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, and the countries in Southeast Asia, and now this species lives in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: about 12" long including the tail.
Behaviors: this species lies on the bottom, where it can ambush and eat fish that are small enough to fit into its large mouth.
Compatibility: Can be kept with fish that are too big to fit into its large mouth, provided those fish don't pick on this fish.
Temperature: from 75 to 80-degrees F. with about 78 the preferred temperature.
Feeding: usually live fish.
Water Conditions: this fish can tolerate a wide range of water with a pH from about 6.5 to 8.0 and moderate to high hardness.
Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended.
Most 50-gallon aquariums will do well with one Penguin 350B Filter but two such filters is even better, and this makes a very nice set up.
Eventually this species will need to live in a 80, 120, 150, or 200-gallon aquarium with as many Penguin 350B Filters as will fit across the back.
Click here to learn more about aquarium filters.
The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range.
Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: at least a few years, probably several years, and maybe many years with good care, frequent partial water changes, and excellent food.
Gender: no one seems to know how to determine the gender of this fish.
Its scientific name is Batrachus trispinosus.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
DrTom - 01/22/16
Fish are Cool
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
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"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
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The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.