Clearfin lionfish

Species information for the Clearfin lionfish, in the Lionfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Scorpaenidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pterois Radiata

    COMMON NAME - Clearfin Lionfish (Radiata Lionfish)

    SIZE - 9.4" (24 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. (114 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied meaty diet, marine fish, crustacean flesh, live food, grass shrimp, small freshwater crayfish, fiddler crabs. Feed 3-4 times a week.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat shrimp and smaller fish.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide adequate hiding places (cave or overhang), do not keep with overly aggressive tankmates that may compete at feeding time. Mostly feeds on crustaceans , will eat small fishes in the aquarium. More than one can be kept in the same tank as long as there are plenty of hiding places and the tank is large enough. CAUTION - THIS IS A VENOMOUS FISH

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 21, 2014
    jhnrb, Apr 6, 2009