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The size of these fish varies, but most members reach an average length of seven inches in captivity. Lions and Scorpions are hardy fish that adapt well to life in captivity. They usually prefer live foods in captivity, but some species convert to frozen foods quickly especially when young. Provide these fishes with ample hiding places and an appropriately sized aquarium for the species.

Scorpionfish are commonly known as firefish, scorpionfish and lionfish, the popular speciemens from the subfamily pteroinae are hearty and dramatic-looking. They are also capable of causing the lackadaisical aquarist a world of pain. In the minds of most hobbyists, however, the potential of being stung is far outweighed by the sheer exotic appearance of this extraordinary fish.

  • Leaf Fish: Red

    Taenianotus triacanthus

  • Leaf Fish: Yellow

    Taenianotus triacanthus

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Updated: July 16 2012


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