Quick Stats – Scorpionfish 2017-02-11T12:00:45+00:00

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Pteroidicthys
amboinensis

(Ambon Scorpionfish)

Pteroidicthys
amboinensis

AVERAGE SIZE: 3 – 4″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Buries in sand
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Hard
CARE LEVEL: Moderate
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  10 gallons
NOTES: Only 20g for trio

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Rhinopias
eschmeyeri

(Leafy Scorpionfish)

Rhinopias
eschmeyeri

AVERAGE SIZE: 7 -8 ” TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Soft reef bottoms
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Moderate
CARE LEVEL: Moderate
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  50 gallons
NOTES: Changes color easily

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Rhinopias
frondosa

(Weedy Scorpionfish)

Rhinopias
frondosa

AVERAGE SIZE: 6 – 7″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Soft bottomed reefs
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Moderte
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  50 gallons
NOTES: Doesn’t change color easily

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Scorpaenodes
brasiliensis

(Red Barbfish)

Scorpaenodes
brasiliensis

AVERAGE SIZE: 7 – 8″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Soft reef bottoms
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  50 gallons
NOTES: Very hardy

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Scorpaenodes
caribbaeus

(Reef Scorpionfish)

Scorpaenodes caribbaeus

AVERAGE SIZE: 4″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Overhangs
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Moderate
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  30 gallons
NOTES: Can be shy

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Scorpaenodes
littoralis

(Barchin Scorpionfish)

Scorpaenodes littoralis

AVERAGE SIZE: 4″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Middle
HABITAT: Overhangs
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  30 gallons
NOTES: Very quick moving

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Scorpaenopsis
macrochir

(Humpback Scorpionfish)

Scorpaenopsis
macrochir

AVERAGE SIZE: 3.5″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Buries itself in sand
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  20 gallons
NOTES: Feeds primarily on fish

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Sebastapistes
cyanostigma

(Yellow-Spotted Scorpionfish)

Sebastapistes
cyanostigma

AVERAGE SIZE: 3″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: SPS Coral heads
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Moderate
CARE LEVEL: Moderate
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  20 gallons
NOTES: Can be reclusive

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Sebastapistes
strongia

(Barchin Scorpionfish)

Sebastapistes
strongia

AVERAGE SIZE: 4″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Buries under substrate
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Easy
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  20 gallons
NOTES: Can be shy

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Taenianotus
triacanthus

(Leaf Scorpionfish)

Taenianotus
triacanthus

AVERAGE SIZE: 4″ TL
TANK LEVEL USED: Bottom
HABITAT: Reef flats
FROZEN FOOD CONVERSION: Hard
CARE LEVEL: Easy
MINIMUM TANK SIZE:  20 gallons
NOTES: Movement looks like a leaf

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