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Home > Saltwater & Marine Fish > Lionfish > Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish
Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus)
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Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 7"
Color Form: Black, Red, White
Venomous: Yes
Diet: Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa, Indonesia
Family: Scorpaenidae

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The Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish, is also called the Shortfin Lionfish or simply the Dwarf Lionfish. It has red, white, and black vertical stripes along the body with large, fan-like pectoral fins and tall, quill-like dorsal fins. The Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish is appropriately named because of its full fins. Dendrochirus zebra may also be called the Dwarf Lionfish.

A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding places is suitable. It will hide while acclimating to its new environment. The top spines are venomous, causing reactions similar to a bee sting. The Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish is a personable fish that quickly recognizes and responds to its owners presence.

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The Dwarf Lionfish diet consists of meaty foods such as live shrimp (including ornamental shrimp), live fish, and sometimes, crustacean flesh.

Approximate Purchase Size: Tiny: 1" to 1-1/2"; Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"


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  SW - Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-72901,  $ 19.99
 
    
  SW - Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (Indonesia) - Medium
  CN-72914,  $ 24.99
 
    
  SW - Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-72927,  $ 29.99
 
    
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  CN-86191,  $ 18.99
 
    
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  CN-86192,  $ 19.99
 
    
  SW - Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (Africa) - Medium
  CN-86193,  $ 24.99
 
    
  SW - Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (Africa) - Large
  CN-86194,  $ 29.99
 
    
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