Mombasa Lionfish
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  • Mombasa Lionfish

  • Pterois mombasae

  • Out of Stock

    Last In Stock Prices:
    Small - $75
    Small / Medium - $85
    Medium - $92
    Medium / Large - $110
    No Size Set - $132
    Extra Large - $158
  • Tank Size: 55 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 7"
    Coloration: Red, Brown, White, Black
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indian Ocean
    Reef Compatible: Yes (With Caution)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: African lionfish
  • Description
  • Introducing the Mombasa Lionfish (Pterois mombasae) a stunning saltwater spectacle that can truly enliven your aquarium. Known for their vibrant hues and graceful, flowing fin rays, these underwater wonders originate from the Western Indian Ocean, specifically around Kenya and South Africa, hence their name Mombasa.

    Their beauty, however, is not without challenges when it comes to care and maintenance. Mombasa Lionfish can grow up to 9 inches in length, so a spacious aquarium is a must at least 70 gallons to allow these beauties ample room to roam. They prefer rocky environments that mimic their native reef habitats, so be sure to include plenty of hiding spots and caves in your setup. Water conditions should be kept stable with a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, a pH of 8.1-8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020-1.025. Remember, sudden fluctuations can cause stress to these sensitive species.

    When it comes to their diet, the Mombasa Lionfish are carnivorous predators. They enjoy a diverse diet of meaty foods, including live and frozen shrimp, fish, squid, and even crustaceans. It's important to note that they can sometimes be reluctant eaters when first introduced to a new environment or switched from live to frozen food. In these cases, patience and persistence are key.

    One word of caution their beauty comes with a bite. Those elegant fin rays are equipped with venomous spines, a defense mechanism against predators. While not usually life threatening to humans, a sting can cause considerable pain and discomfort. Therefore, care should be taken when handling or maintaining the aquarium of a Mombasa Lionfish.

    Tiny: Up to 1.5", Small: Over 1.5-2", Small / Medium: Over 2-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.25", Medium / Large: Over 3.25-4", Large: Over 4-4.5", Extra Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Show Size: Over 6.5-7.5", Jumbo: Over 7.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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