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Volitan Lionfish

Volitan Lionfish


Species group:
 Lionfish

Other name: Black Lionfish; Common Lionfish;
Red Firefish; Turkeyfish; Butterfly Cod; Red Volitan Lionfish; Red Stripped Lionfish

Scientific name: Pterois volitans

Country / place of origin: Indo-Pacific

Appearance

Details: The Volitan Lionfish is a species of Scorpionfish that has a bold color pattern of red to burgundy, white, and black stripes on its body. It also has large, fan-like elongated pectoral fins and tall, banded spines on the dorsal fin. It has numerous spines and fleshy flaps of skin that grow on its head. The skin flaps help in camouflaging the fish by disrupting the expected outline of the fish's head. A tentacle is usually present above both eyes. This tentacle varies in size and shape and is usually long in juveniles and leaf-like in adults. They have cycloid scales.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
stunning fins, easiest lionfish, expert
Challenging:
precise habitat requirements, big tanks, little personality, predator fish, venomous dorsal fin
Interesting:
active fish, large caves
Overall review
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4.2 (9)
domandgabesmom
If ever there was a fish that I said to leave to the ...
Review by: domandgabesmom (82) May 03, 2013 16:47
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5.00
NazrulMahadi
Hardy, Beautiful and Peaceful! An awesome fish for be...
Review by: NazrulMahadi (7) March 09, 2013 09:39
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5.00
Rayne
I only recommend this fish for people who have had si...
Review by: Rayne (6) December 12, 2012 19:08
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3.00
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loki2902
This may be one of my all time favorite fish. Its stu...
Review by: loki2902 (42) July 10, 2012 19:21
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5.00
Junaid Grenade
These fish do not make good pets in my opinion. They ...
Review by: Junaid Grenade (97) April 17, 2012 02:34
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1.00
Habitat (3 videos)
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Grote Koraalduivel / Pterois volitans
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Volitan Lionfish
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Lion Fish
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Feeding (2 videos)
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Lion Fish - Red Sea
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Lionfish eats a shrimp
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Learn more (2 videos)
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Volitan Lionfish
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Volitan Lionfish -- That Fish Place Fi...
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