Orange Scorpionfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Scorpaenidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Scorpanena Brasiliensis

    COMMON NAME - Barbfish (Orange Scorpionfish)

    SIZE - 9.1" ( 23 cm)

    RANGE - Tropical Western Atlantic

    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). Provide with plenty of hiding places (caves and crevices in the rockwork). 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.

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