Zebra lionfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Scorpaenidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Dendrochirus Zebra

    COMMON NAME - Zebra Lionfish (Dwarf Lionfish)

    SIZE - 7.1" (18 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.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat shrimp and smaller fishes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - This fish is venomous and care should be exercised in handling. Plenty of hiding places, caves are a must with this fish, some specimens will refuse to eat. Keep with less aggressive tankmates. Larger specimens are aggressive toward conspecifics. Not a threat to more active fish species, lower lighting levels a plus or a deep reef system are preferred. Venomous spines beware.

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