Dwarf Lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra) CARE
The Dwarf Lionfish, Dendrochirus zebra, is also known as the Zebra Turkeyfish, Zebra Lionfish, and Dwarf Zebra Lionfish. These fish come from the Indo-West Pacific region. They have a mottled reddish-brown body with white markings. 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.
Dwarf Lionfish reach lengths of up to 10″ 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!
Approximate Purchase Size
Tiny: up to 1-1/2”
Small: 1-1/2” to 2”
Small-Medium: 2” to 2-1/2”
Medium: 2-1/2” to 3-1/4”
Medium-Large: 3-1/4” to 4”
Large: 4” to 4-1/2”
Extra Large: 4-1/2” to 5-1/2”