These beautiful fish have beautiful flowing dorsal spines and wide pectoral fins that may resemble the regal mane of the male lion. Though, you might not want to get too close, its spines deliver a powerful, venomous sting!
Much like its namesake, the lionfish is the king of its ecosystem! It is native to the Indo-Pacific waters but has become an aggressively invasive species in the western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. With no known predators, its population is steadily growing. Not even sharks go after these ornate invaders!
Lionfish are harmful to coral reefs and have been shown to destroy the wellbeing of other native marine life. This is the second tank in a 2-tank display. Lionfish will eat all the other fish in the area so although it appears that they share a tank with other species, these are actually two separate tanks.