Leaf Scorpionfish


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FAMILY - Scorpaenidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Taenianotus Triacanthus

COMMON NAME - Leaf Scorpionfish

SIZE - 3.9" (10cm)

RANGE - Indo Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine fish and crustacean flesh, live grass shrimp, feeder fish. Feed 2-4 time a week.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat ornamental shrimps, smaller fishes.

CAPTIVE CARE - Do not keep with fishes that feed on encrusting invertebrates or algae (pygmy angelfishes may persistently pick at the skin of smaller individuals), good specimen for the reef. Has a small mouth for a scorpion fish, choose live food accordingly, put food in a net and move slowly towards the fish, can be trained to jump into the net to feed. Provide with plenty of hiding places (caves and crevices in the rockwork). WARNING VENOMOUS SPINES, CARE IN CLEANING TANK, AND KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT HANDLE WITHOUT ADEQUATE PROTECTION. Can be kept in groups of two or three in proper sized aquariums, provide a sand bottom, do not keep with more aggressive feeders.

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