General information about the Miles Lionfish
The Miles Lionfish coloration can change based on the maturity and age of the fish. The fish will display the red-to-burgundy white, brown, and black vertical stripes that run all the way down the. Also, it has huge pectoral fins that look fan-like as well as tall spines that are banded in the fins of its dorsal. This Miles Lionfish is very similar to Volitans Lionfish. Volitans Lionfish with the exception of their origins since this species is restricted by the Indian Ocean: Red Sea, South Africa, and eastwards to Sumatra. This Miles Lionfish differs from the visually identical Volitan Lionfish due to the fact that Miles has smaller spines along its dorsal as well as anal fins. It can grow rapidly to a maximum dimension of around 15 inches and once they are fully grown, the fishes need to be kept in large aquariums with many hiding spots. It can hide during the process of acclimatizing to its new surroundings. It can consume smaller shrimp, fish, and other crustaceans that are in the tank. The spines of the dorsal pelvic and anal fins are poisonous and are used to defend. If you are stung, the reaction is similar to that of a bee sting but more powerful. The venom of the lionfish contains proteins that are destroyed by heat, which block them from circulating into the bloodstream. After a stinging, you must remove the broken spines that have accumulated in the wound. immediately submerge the area affected in the warmest water that you can stand (not scorching) for 30 minutes. This should be followed by medical treatment. If you are who are sensitive to stings, it is best to seek medical assistance immediately.