Dwarf Zebra Lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra)

$90.00 Sold out

Max Size: 7 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution. Will eat small fish and invertebrates.
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons


The Dendrochirus zebra, commonly known as the Zebra Lionfish or Dwarf Lionfish, showcases an eye-catching appearance with its vibrant red, white, and black vertical stripes along the body, accompanied by large, fan-like pectoral fins and tall, quill-like dorsal fins.

For proper care, a 50-gallon or larger aquarium with ample hiding spots is recommended. Initially, the Zebra Lionfish may seek shelter while acclimating to its new environment. It's important to be cautious as the top spines of this fish are venomous, causing reactions akin to a bee sting. In case of a sting, promptly soaking the affected area in hot water (100-110º F) can help alleviate the discomfort.

To entice the Zebra Lionfish to eat when introduced to the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be provided. Being a carnivorous species, its diet primarily consists of meaty foods, including live shrimp (including ornamental shrimp), live fish, and occasional crustacean flesh. Ensuring a varied and nutritious diet is essential to the health and well-being of this captivating fish.