Acquired: Worked with fish (didn’t own)
Washington, United States
Posted Aug 30, 2012
Antennata lionfish are a very interesting fish for people who crave something a little bit different. They are a lurking predator so will spend much of their time lying in wait for passing prey items. They have very good camouflage and can be hard to spot in the aquarium. Like all lions they have a pretty potent sting so care must be taken when doing maintenance on their tanks. If you are interested in buying one try to find a shop that will wean it onto frozen food before selling it. They can get to be around 6 inches so a 55 gallon should be considered the minimum tank size for them.