The Lionfish belongs to the Scorpion fish family and are from the order Scorpaeniformes. Most important thing you need to know about this fish is that it is VENOMOUS! Never touch a lionfish and always make sure you use a net or scoop to handle them. They wont attack you but their large fins can easily sting you. If you do get stung just rinse the affected area with really hot water. Lionfish are reef compatible but will eat smaller shrimp in your tank. They are aggressive fish and should only be one per tank because they are known to attack members of their species. They also eat live fish and should be kept in a tank with fish that are large and can’t be swallowed by the Lionfish.
Once they are settled in and acclimated to your tank instead of live fish you can start including chunks of shrimp, frozen silversides and pieces of frozen squid. The Lionfish should be fed twice a week to keep it from growing too fast.
The bigger the lionfish the more of a threat it is to any other fish in your tank.
Tank Recommendation (min): 90 Gal Temperament: Semi-aggressive, Peaceful Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
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