Info About Volitan Lionfish, Colored
The Volitan Lionfish, Pterois volitans and also referred to as Lionfish, Red Firefish, Turkeyfish as well as Butterfly Cod, is a beautiful solitary fish species. It has vertical stripes on its body in red/burgundy/white and has massive pectoral fins. As one of the largest body Lionfish is sure to be a focal point in your aquarium reef.
It spends most of the time in caves during daylight hours but at dusk and dawn, it will emerge and display. The Volitan Lionfish should be kept in tanks with lots of rock to give it a retreat area, as well as an ample area for Lionfish to stretch around and swim. If you are keeping more than one Lionfish in a single tank must be considered with caution when doing so, and it is necessary to have a bigger tank and the Lionfish must be the same size and placed in the same tank to prevent aggression. This Volitan Lionfish is venomous so it is best to be cautious when handling it as the pectoral spine of this fish can deliver a sting that is reminiscent of the sting of a bee.