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Home > Saltwater & Marine Fish > Lionfish > Volitan Lionfish, Colored
Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Pterois volitans)
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Minimum Tank Size: 120 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.021-1.023
Max. Size: 1' 3"
Color Form: Black, Red, White
Venomous: Yes
Diet: Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa, Caribbean, Indonesia, Sumatra, Vanuatu
Family: Scorpaenidae

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The Volitan Lionfish is also known as the Common Lionfish, Red Firefish, Turkeyfish, and Butterfly Cod. It has red to burgundy, white, and black vertical stripes along the body. It also has large, fan-like pectoral fins, and tall, banded spines on the dorsal fin.

The spines on the dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins are venomous. If you are stung, the reaction will be similar to a bee sting only a little stronger.

The Volitan Lionfish can grow rapidly to an adult size of 15 inches, and when full grown these fishes should be housed in a 120 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding places. It will hide while acclimating to its new home, but then is generally found out in the open. It may eat smaller fish, shrimp, and other crustaceans in the tank.

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Its diet should include meaty foods such as live shrimp, live fish, and occasionally crustacean flesh.

Approximate Purchase Size: Tiny: 1" to 2"; Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6"; XLarge: 6" to 8"


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SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Africa) - Large
  CN-80326,  $ 99.99
SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Sumatra) - Medium
  CN-39427,  $ 59.99
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  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-72823,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Indonesia) - Medium
  CN-72836,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-72849,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Africa) - Small
  CN-80329,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Africa) - Medium
  CN-80325,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Sumatra) - Tiny
  CN-39611,  $ 34.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Sumatra) - Small
  CN-39426,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Sumatra) - Large
  CN-39428,  $ 109.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Sumatra) - XLarge
  CN-81383,  $ 179.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Vanuatu) - Small
  CN-38285,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Vanuatu) - Medium
  CN-38286,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Vanuatu) - Large
  CN-38287,  $ 99.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Caribbean) - Small
  CN-74875,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Caribbean) - Medium
  CN-74876,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Volitan Lionfish, Colored (Caribbean) - Large
  CN-74878,  $ 59.99
 
    
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