Since 2009 when lionfish came to Grand Cayman I have dived with them many times with or without my pole spear. Most of the time I see a single lionfish trying to hide itself somewhere on a mini-wall. Or I see one hanging around pointing its tail and therefore spines in my direction. Or I see a whole group together, my record for that is about 17 together in one small area. I am led to believe in all the reading up I have done that when groups of lionfish are together it is normally one male and his harem of females, like a cockerel and his hens. As the males and females all look identical it is impossible for a normal diver to tell whether a lionfish is male or female.
However, these lucky divers have seen lionfish doing something very different to the norm, they have seen lionfish fighting it out like Mike Tyson. Here’s 4 videos for you to check out.
And this is “Fight Night” with the divers lights illuminating all the action.
If you like videos like the ones above then have a look at these other posts on my site that include action videos!