Radiata Lionfish (Pterois radiata)

$80.00 Sold out

Max Size: 10 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution. Will eat small fish and invertebrates.
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons


The Radiata Lionfish, also referred to as the Clearfin Lionfish or Tailbar Lionfish, exhibits a captivating appearance with its distinctive red, white, and black vertical stripes along the body, complemented by large, fan-like pectoral fins and tall, quill-like dorsal fins.

To provide adequate space for this fascinating fish, a 70-gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding spots is recommended. Upon introduction to its new environment, the Radiata Lionfish may initially hide while acclimating. It's important to note that the top spines of this fish are venomous and can cause reactions similar to a bee sting. In case of a sting, promptly soaking the affected area in hot water (100-114º F) can help alleviate the discomfort.

To encourage the Radiata Lionfish to eat during the initial acclimation phase, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be offered as an enticement. As a carnivorous species, its diet primarily consists of meaty foods, including live shrimp (including ornamental shrimp), live fish, and occasional crustacean flesh. Providing a varied and nutritious diet is essential for the well-being of this remarkable fish.