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Dendrochirus
barberi

(Dwarf Green Lionfish)

Dendrochirus barberi

AVERAGE SIZE: 5 – 6″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Caves and crevices
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 40 gallons
NOTES: Endemic to Hawaii

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Dendrochirusbiocellatus

(Fu Manchu Lionfish)

Dendrochirus biocellatus

AVERAGE SIZE: 4 – 5″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Around rich coral growth
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Difficult
CARE LEVEL: Moderate
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 30 gallons
NOTES: Fast baseline breathing rate

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Dendrochirus
brachypterus

(Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish)

Dendrochirus brachypterus

AVERAGE SIZE: 5 – 6″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Lagoons, Reef Flats
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 40 gallons
NOTES: Found in harems

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Dendrochirus
zebra

(Dwarf Zebra Lionfish)

Dendrochirus zebra

AVERAGE SIZE: 5 – 6″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Lagoons, Reef Flats
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Moderate
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 40 gallons
NOTES: Difficult to acclimate

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Parapterois heterura

(Blackfoot Lionfish)

Parapterois heterura

AVERAGE SIZE: 4 – 5″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Sandy/Muddy Substrates
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Hard
CARE LEVEL: Difficult
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 30 gallons
NOTES: Coldwater

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Pterois
antennata

(Spotfin Lionfish)

Pterois antennata

AVERAGE SIZE: 6 – 7″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Found around coral
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 50 gallons
NOTES: Often confused with Mombasae

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Pterois
mombasae

(Mombassa Lionfish)

Pterois mombasae

AVERAGE SIZE: 7″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Found around coral
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 50 gallons
NOTES: Deepwater Fish

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Pterois
radiata

(Clearfin Lionfish)

Pterois radiata

AVERAGE SIZE: 6 – 7″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Coral caves & Reef flats
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Moderate
CARE LEVEL: Moderate
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 40 gallons
NOTES: Less Hardy

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Pterois
russelii

(Russel's Lionfish)

Pterois russelii

AVERAGE SIZE: 7 – 8″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Silty coastal reefs
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 75 gallons
NOTES: Often confused with volitans

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Pterois
sphex

(Hawaiian Lionfish)

Pterois sphex

AVERAGE SIZE: 5 – 6.5″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Lagoons & Fore-reef slopes
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 50 gallons
NOTES: Endemic to Hawaii

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Pterois volitans

(Common Lionfish)

Pterois volitans

AVERAGE SIZE: 12 – 13″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Lagoons, Reefs & Ship wrecks
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 100 gallons
NOTES: Invasive species

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