Capturing the LionFish first you need to know where is most probably to find it.
- LionFish exhibit high site fidelity, i.e. they do not move much, and they are commonly seen in a nearly motionless posture with the head tilted slightly down.
- LionFish have been sighted in a wide variety of habitat types including; artificial sites, canals, harbors, estuaries, mangroves and shallow and deep reefs. From observations they appear to be at home and fully adapted to all these differing habitats.
- LionFish have been observed in water as cold as 13°C/56°F off the southern coast of Long Island, New York and as warm as 27°C/81°F in areas such as Turks and Caicos Islands, showing a tolerance to a wide range of temperatures.
- It has been revealed that LionFish stop feeding at temperatures of 16°C/61°F and below and that the average lethal low temperature is 10°C/50°F.
- LionFish are now being found in a large depth range from 0.6 metres/2 feet to 304 metres/1000 feet , well beyond recreational dive depth limits 40 meters / 130 feet.