Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish

Greek Name: (Dendrochirus brachypterus)



A Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish is sometimes referred to as the Shortfin Lionfish or simply the Dwarf Lionfish. It features white, red, and black vertical stripes across its body. It has large, fan-like pectoral fins, and long quill-like dorsal fins. The Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish is appropriately known for its huge fins. Dendrochirus Zebra could also be known as the Dwarf Lionfish.

A 50-gallon or bigger aquarium with a lot of hiding places is ideal. It will hide when it is adjusting to its new home. The spines on top are venomous and can trigger reactions that are like a bee’s sting. It is a well-known fish that can quickly identify its owner’s presence.

When the fish are introduced to the aquarium the live saltwater feeder shrimp must be employed to attract the fish to take a bite. This Dwarf Lionfish diet consists of succulent foods like fresh shrimp (including ornamental shrimp) as well as live fish and occasionally crustacean flesh.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Tiny: 1″ to 1-1/2″; Small: 1-1/2″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3″ to 4″


Care Level




Color Form

Black, Red, White



Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size



Africa, Indonesia



Minimum Tank

50 gallons


General information concerning Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish

A Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish has red, white as well as black horizontal stripes across the body, with huge fan-like pectoral fins as well as long quill-like dorsal fins. This Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish is appropriately known for its huge fins. A medium-sized aquarium with plenty of hiding spots is ideal. It can hide as it adjusts to its new surroundings. The spines at the top are venomous and cause reactions that resemble a bee sting. Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish is an easily recognizable fish that recognizes and reacts to the presence of its owner.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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