How many babies can a lionfish have?
Reproductive behaviour, they are haremic, which means one male
will spawn with a group of females. After courting for an entire
day, the fish will spawn around midnight. They will rise to the top
of the water column during and release gelatinous balls of eggs,
each ball containing about 2000 eggs. The egg balls will dissolve
after about 24 hours releasing the individual eggs. The eggs
themselves will hatch after about 36 hours. The fry will
immediately feed on the available plankton. As with most fish it is
difficult to keep enough plankton in the water to keep the fry
They can produce up to 30,000 offspring... Which is a big reason why they are such an invasive species in Florida, the Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico.
Do you mean the saltwater Lionfish? In which case, which species? The most well known Volitans Lionfish gets up to 15". While the Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish gets only 4". And there are many other species of Lionfish too. If you meant Lionhead Goldfish, then these fancy Goldfish get to around 5"-8" in body length, excluding tail, sometimes larger.