The Dwarf Lionfish has red, white, and black vertical stripes along the body; large, fan-like pectoral fins; and tall, quill-like dorsal fins. CAREFUL, THE TOP SPINES ARE VENOMOUS. THEIR STING IS SIMILAR TO A BEE STING.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding places is suitable. It will hide while acclimating to its new environment.
The Dwarf Lionfish diet consists of meaty foods such as live shrimp (including ornamental shrimp), live fish, and sometimes, crustacean flesh.