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Dwarf fuzzy lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus)

Dwarf fuzzy lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus)

Purchased yesterday and in the small quarantine tank. Has taken a few bits of frozen mysis already which is great news. It’s a very small specimen and currently has a really nice red shade to its pectoral fins which I hope it will keep as it matures. These fish are voracious predators, with a venomous defensive mechanism. This fuzzy mainly feeds on small invertebrates but it’s larger cousins are currently causing havoc in the Caribbean destroying fish populations. An … Read entire article »

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