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Volitan Lion Fish (Pterois volitans)

The Volitan Lionfish or Pterois volitans is also known as the Turkey Fish or the Butterfly Cod. It is considered to be peaceful, extremely hardy and disease-resistant tank inhabitants that are well suited for the intermediate saltwater hobbyist. You can check out this beautiful fish that inhabits the Indian and Pacific Oceans for yourself in the video below...

There are over 20 different species of Lionfish besides this one. They can live over 15 years and grow up to 15" in length. The Lionfish is a predator that will often herd its prey into a corner and then swallow it whole. In the aquarium a Lionfish should be fed live shrimp and live fish for best results. A tank of about 50 gallons with the following water conditions is acceptable, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4 and sg 1.021-1.023. All Lionfish have venomous spines that are deadly to their prey, but fortunately not to humans. If a human is stung, that person will experience severe pain and possible headaches and vomiting, none the less, this is another very popular aquarium fish. To purchase the Volitan Lion Fish just click the picture directly below...


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