Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus) CARE
The Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish, Dendrochirus brachypterus, is also known as the Shortfin Turkeyfish and the Dwarf Lionfish. These fish come from the Indo-West Pacific region. They have a motttled reddish-brown body and fins. The pectoral fins are particularly large.
Lionfish are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as marine fish and crustacean flesh, clams, and other marine meaty foods. They only need to be fed about 3 times per week.
Antennata Lionfish reach lengths of up to 7″ and require an aquarium of at least 50 gallons with low water flow, plenty of rock for hiding and lots of room for swimming.
They are considered reef safe “with caution” because they will not bother coral, but will eat other fish and invertebrates.
NOTE: Lionfish have venomous dorsal fin spines that will sting you!