Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish

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Common Name/s - Shortfin Lionfish, Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish

Scientific Name - Dendochirus Brachypterus

Family - Scorpaenidae

Origin - Indo- Pacific

Maximum Size- 7"

Care- These fish should be housed in a tank of at least 30 gallons. They like to perch and hide sometimes. They really are not picky about temperature or water params. A UV sterilizer should be used because these fish will eat cleanup crews. They need good filtration and water movement. probably somewhere around 600 gph in a 30 gallon.

Feeding Feed silversides, cocktail shrimp, scallops, squid and other fresh seafood. Can also be fed live ghost shrimp or Damsels as a treat. Never feed fw feeders. They will cause fatty liver disease. look for directions on weaning them in the other lionfish posts.

Sexing - none

Breeding - will breed refularly by themselves. Th efry cannot be raised as they are too small.

Notes. These fish are poisonous. If symptoms persist after a few hours seek medical attention. These fish will eat small fish and crustaceans. Best kept with lionfish and scorpionfish.


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