Volitan Lionfish

Fish Type: Lionfish

Scientific Name: Pterois volitans

Species: Scorpaenidae

Color: black, red, white
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 15"
Minimum Tank Size: 120gal
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of That Pet Place

A very large lionfish that will eat small fish and invertebrates. Grows very large and wide fins, so it does take up quite a bit of space in a tank. Shouldn’t be keep with very aggressive fish, like triggers or eels, as they will chase it and can cause it to stress out and die. It’s an aggressive eater but not an aggressive fish.

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