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  • Lionfish, Bluefin Fuzzy

Lionfish, Bluefin Fuzzy

Product Description

Product Description

Parapterois heterura, the blackfoot firefish, is a species of scorpionfish widely distributed on the southeastern coast of Africa as well as off Japan and in Indonesia where it is usually found in sheltered coastal bays with a soft bottom, such as fine sand or mud. It is found in depths ranging from 40 to 300 metres (130 to 980 ft). This species is a sedentary fish and may even bury itself within the substrate. P. heterura flashes its brightly colored pectoral fins to startle predators and escape, but it may also use these fins to corner prey. This behavior has been demonstrated in other lionfish.

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Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Care Level

Intermediate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Max Size

9 inches