Lionfish Lair Has a Brand New Look!

A NEW BEGINNING

Lionfish Lair’s ‘Things with Stings” is swimming its way towards its 10th year. With the upcoming milestone, we decided the website needed a facelift. Instead of waiting until that time to present the final product, we decided to reveal each section as it is completed and slowly phase out the old, while bringing in the new. It will be our goal to complete the transformation by our 10th year of January 2017. It’s a little bittersweet, but we look forward to where the new site can bring us.

We are currently stocking our 210 gallon tank and with a Hawaiian lionfish as the sole occupant and a Cockatoo and Fu manchu in quarantine, we are still in the infancy of the process. It is a common misconception that lions and scorpionfish are destined for FOWLR (Fish Only With Live Rock) tanks. Follow along here with our tank updates to show how they can also be inhabitants of a beautiful reef oasys. Stay Tuned!

Care Guides & FAQs

FOR SUCCESSFUL HUSBANDRY

Our Care Guides are off the hook and all are written based on personal experience. We have kept all 11 of the more common lionfish and some not so common, including a coldwater species. We’ve also sparked the interest of many hobbyists through pictures and discussions of our scorpionfish, so come on in and read our tips on keeping your own “Things with Stings“.

Hitchhikers Guide!

ALWAYS FRESH AND NEW

Our Hitchhikers Guide is the largest collection of critters on the web, that is specific to our saltwater tanks. All of these photos have been contributed by members of various reef forums, so this really has been a community effort. Within the pages are more photos, videos, recommendations, links and pronunciation.

ID Your Critters Here!

Lionfish Lair’s Library

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Food & Nutrition

Tips for converting your fish from live food to frozen fare.

Aquarium Environment

Lots of suggestions for creating thee perfect environment for your venomous fish.

Health & Disease

Articles about Cryptocaryon irritans (aka Ich), lionfish anatomy and QT tips.

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Quick Stats!

Need fast information? Check out our Quick Stats for to-the-point basic information.

Of COURSE There's Eye Candy

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR PERSONAL GALLERY OF SOME OF THE MOST GORGEOUS FISH IN THE HOBBY.
Our Gallery!