Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish
Latin Name: Dendrochirus brachypterus
Minimum Tank Size: 50gallon
Protein Skimmer: No
Reef Safe: Yes
Foods: Meaty Food, Mysis, Shrimp
* Caution: this fish has venomous spines on the tips of its dorsal, pelvic and anal fins. Reaction to venom can be severe depending on the individual. Extreme caution is needed when putting hand in tank. If stung remove any broken spines lodged in the wound, and immediately immerse the affected area in the hottest water you can stand (not scalding), for 30 minutes, followed by medical attention. For individuals sensitive to stings, its advisable to seek medical attention immediately.
This species of Lion fish are some of the small types Aquarist could keep. They grow to about 4" in length and venomous like other lion fish. So caution should be taken. Lions will eat small fish and nibble invertebrates, live shrimp, though they do not harm coral. May need live food to initiate feeding but will take larger frozen foods.