Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lovely, Lethal Lionfish - Wordless Wednesday

The Lion-fish

Lion-fish are an invasive species.  They can kill off entire fish populations in an area.

Most likely introduced to the Atlantic ocean by fish keeping hobbyist who got tired of the their "pet," the Lion-fish are eating native fish to the point that the fish are  OBESE.  That's right.  They are overeating and getting FAT.

The waters are so full of this invasive fish that scientists are urging us to eat more lion-fish.  The only way to beat them is to beat them at their own game and eat the heck out of them.

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These particular lion-fish are at a small local aquarium.


  1. Many moons ago I used to have a 100 gallon aquarium tank that included lion fish.

    No matter how tiny they were when you added them, they would grow at an incredibly fast rate an you would ultimately have to move them out of your tank because they would outgrow it (our local store would take them back for credit).

    Although they were incredibly cool to observe, we said good-bye to our last lion-fish after he ate a new and particularly expensive fish that we added to our tank before he even came out for us to get a glimpse at him!

    We have seen incredibly huge lion fish at our local aquarium!

    1. They are lovely, but I've never had a saltwater aquarium. I'll stick to goldfish and bettas.

      Sorry yours ate your other fish before it could make its debut.

  2. I didn't know that lion fish were a problem. It's never good to introduce a new species to a new eco system. Many of the "pests" in New Zealand were brought in to make the place "feel like home". Many of them end up destroying habitat or eating the native flightless birds.

    1. It is a shame how invasive species are introduced. Of course by the time people realize its a problem its too late.

  3. That is very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I did not know that.

  4. Love it. Thanks fot the info and nice photo.


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