Twinspot lionfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Scorpaenidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Dendrochirus Biocellatus

    COMMON NAME - Twinspot Lionfish (Ocellated Lionfish, Fu Manchu Lionfish)

    SIZE - 3.9" (10 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

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


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat shrimp and smaller fishes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - This fish is venomous and care should be exercised in handling, this is a dwarf fish and may be the most difficult of the lionfish to keep, some specimens will refuse to eat. Keep with less aggressive tankmates, overhangs, caves, crevices are a must for acclimation. Larger specimens are aggressive toward conspecifics and cannibalism has been reported. 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