Despite their long prominence in public and home aquariums, these gorgeous, graceful, ocean predators remain among the most highly-sought of all marine fish. The 10-12 species commonly seen in the trade are equally beautiful as well as hardy, as long as they are provided excellent water quality and a varied diet of live and frozen shrimp, fish, crab, and similar foods. Many will feed from tongs, but hands should never be placed in the water due to their long, venomous spines; Lionfish are not appropriate pets for children. Adults require a 75-125 gallon aquarium, but several of the Dwarf Lionfish species may be maintained in 55 gallon tanks.