Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
These fishes belong in the Order Scorpaeniformes and Suborder Scorpaenoidei, where they are members of the Family Tetrarogidae. There are11 genera having a total of 35 species These are small bottom dwelling fish, usually quite nocturnal, and requiring live foods, yet can be trained to take meaty food, e.g., shrimp on a stick. They hide during daytime, therefore require appropriate hiding places. Some bury themselves in deep sand. Easily picked upon by larger more aggressive fish. All require special care from the hobbyist.