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A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock is suitable for housing a Lionfish. It utilizes the live rock for hiding, as well as providing a perching area to survey its surroundings for food. Tank mates should be passive fish, including other species of the same genera, as the Lionfish has venomous spines located on its dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins. Additionally, Lionfish should not be overstocked in an aquarium, as they require plenty of room to swim and thrive. Furthermore, a carefully-monitored diet of live prey is essential to ensure the fish receives the proper nutrition and remains healthy.
Saltwater aquariums are a great way to introduce new fish into your home. If you are using live feeder shrimp to entice your new fish to eat, be sure to choose a diet that is appropriate for their size and type of fish.