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 are 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!