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Dwarf Lionfish in Focus

Get to know these pugnacious creatures for advanced aquarists only.

By John Dawes

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lionfish that grows to 15 inches is a large lionfish. No one would call it a dwarf. And no one would refer to 6-inch-long lionfish as large. By the 15-inch standard it could be regarded as a dwarf. But what if the species in question grows to 8 inches? Is it a large lionfish, or is it a dwarf?

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