Fish Guide

FuManchu Lionfish   (Dendrochirus biocellatus)
Family: Scorpaenidae (Lionfish)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 130 ft.   Size: 4 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic crustaceans, small fish
Natural History: The Fumanchu Lionfish is a solitary fish found on reef slopes with rich coral growth. It hides by day in crevices, often hanging upside down against the cave roof. It is nocturnal and hunts at night. It is observed walking on its pelvic fins over rocks.
Husbandry: The FuManchu Lionfish should be housed in a tank with live rock and numerous hiding places. It may walk on its pelvic fins and stalk prey among rocks in the aquarium. It should not be housed with aggressive fish and should not be kept with other lionfish unless the tank is very large. Do not house ornamental shrimp or small fish with the FuManchu Lionfish. Acclimation may require the feeding of live grass shrimp.

AKA: Twinspot Lionfish, Ocellated Lionfish

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