Barchin Scorpionfish

Species information for the Barchin Scorpionfish, in the Scorpions category.

  1. FAMILY - Scorpaenidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Sebastapistes Strongia

    COMMON NAME - Barchin Scorpionfish

    SIZE - 4" (10cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine fish and crustacean flesh, live grass shrimp, feeder fish. Feed 2-4 time a week.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat ornamental shrimps, smaller fishes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Do not keep with fishes that feed on encrusting invertebrates or algae (pygmy angelfishes may persistently pick at the skin of smaller individuals). Do not keep with fishes that are less than 3/4 of it's total body length, good specimen for the reef, spends most of its time on the bottom. Provide with plenty of hiding places (caves and crevices in the rockwork, coral rubble piled on the sand). WARNING VENOMOUS SPINES, CARE IN CLEANING TANK, AND KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT HANDLE WITHOUT ADEQUATE PROTECTION. Keep only one per aquarium, provide a sand bottom.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 27, 2014
    jhnrb, May 27, 2009