Spotfin lionfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Scorpaenidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pterois Antennata

    COMMON NAME - Sptfin Lionfish (Antennata Lionfish, Ragged "Finned Firefish)

    SIZE - 7.9" ( 20 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty foods, Marine fish, Crustacean flesh, Live grass shrimp, feeder fish, marine fare live and frozen for carnivores, feed 3-4 times a week.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 10 / Venomous

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat shrimp and smaller fishes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - This fish is venomous and care should be exercised in handling, readily adapts to captive care, adequate hiding places are a must, will eat any fish it can get into its mouth, more than one can be kept but must have their own shelter sites. Not a threat to more active fish species, Venomous spines beware.

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