Broadbarred Firefish (Pterois antennata)

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Broadbarred Firefish

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Broadbarred Firefish

Pterois antennata

208 Litres (55 US G.)

19-20 cm (7.5-7.9")


8.2 - 8.4

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-15 years



Additional names

Broadbarred Firefish, Broadbarred Lionfish, Antennata Lionfish, Ragged-finned Firefish, Spotfin Lionfish

Additional scientific names

Pseudomonopterus antennatus, Pteropterus antennata, Scorpaena antennata

Tank compatibility[edit]

Not compatible with fish small enough to eat, nor fancy shrimp. Really best kept in FOWLR type set ups, may nip at soft coral. Can be kept with other fish provided they will not attempt to bully the Lionfish and are not small enough to become lunch!


Prefers live food, including shrimp.


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