The Zebra/Dwarf Lionfish is also known as Dendrochirus Zebra. The appearance of this fish is unmistakable most of the time. They have tall dorsal fins of the quill looking variety, and they have big pectoral fins that look like fans. A mixture of red, black, and white stripes make up the coloring on the body.

A large tank of more than 50 gallons with a load of hiding places is going to be necessary to house this fish. It makes use of those hiding spots while it is getting acclimated to its new surroundings. The spines are venomous and can cause something similar to a bee sting. If this happens to you, try and get the affected area soaked in water as soon as possible. That water should be between 100 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

You want to start out with live saltwater shrimp to get the fish to eat and entice them to enjoy the food. They usually are going to eat meaty foods that can mean shrimp, live fish, and even crustacean flesh as well. The shrimp can also include ornamental shrimp too.