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The Volitan Lionfish are suited for the intermediate aquarist. A spectacular predatory species that is sure to be the centerpiece of your aquarium. This species has venomous spines and care must be taken when handling. It's colouration can change depending on maturation. 


Features of Volitan Lionfish:

  • Red to burgundy, white, and brown to black vertical stripes along the length of the body with large, fan-like pectoral fins
  • Grows rapidly up to 38cm
  • Care level: Intermediate
  • Semi-Aggressive
  • spines on the dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins are venomous


Tank Mate Compatibility:

Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Volitan Lionfish:

  • Triggerfish
  • Pufferfish
  • Tangs
  • Hawkfish

This is a predatory species, do not keep with smaller peaceful fish, or crustaceans. 



Lionfish should be fed live food when recently introduced to a tank and when small to initiate feeding.  They can then  be weaned on to frozen or fresh fish, shrimp or other meaty marine food.




Volitan Lionfish require a minimum tank size of approximately 250L. With plenty of open swimming space.

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Volitan Lionfish prefer water temperatures between 24°C - 26°C.

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Replicate natural conditions with artificial lighting (8-10 hours of light every 24 hours.) 

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Filtration & Water Movement:

Volitan Lionfish require good filtration and water quality but prefer calmer water movement. 

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This species does not have substrate preferences. Select substrate to replicate reef environments and enhance biological filtration such as aragonite & coral sand, and/or rubble.

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Decorations for Volitan Lionfish:

Ensure plenty of open swimming space with multiple caves for the Volitan Lionfish to retreat to. 

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