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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Volitans Lionfish

Picture of Volitans Lionfish
Common nameVolitans Lionfish
Size38 cm; 15 inches
OriginThe Volitans comes from lagoon and reefs to depths of 50 metres in the Indo-Pacific, including the Red Sea. It has even started to appear in the waters off Florida.
CompatibilityThey are reef compatible, but because they produce large volumes of waste, they are not the greatest choice for a reef tank.
MaintenanceVoitans are a good choice for the intermediate level aquarist, as they adapt well to aquarium life. They are disease resistant and are almost as good as damsels at surviving bouts of poor water quality.
Temperature22 - 27 C; 72 - 80 F
Water chemistry / movementph 8.1 - 8.4, specific gravity 1.022 - 1.025
FeedingThe Volitans is a carnivore and eats small fish, shrimp and crabs. They trap their prey by herding them with alternating motions of their pectoral fins. Although Volitans prefer live food, they readily adapt to frozen foods.
Sexing
BreedingVolitans are solitary except when young or when breeding. A male will become darker in color and will attempt to mate with several females. Thousands of eggs are laid in a couple of balls that then drift with the current. The juveniles hatch within 3 days and are free swimming. Breeding in an aquarium is not documented.
CommentsThe sting of a Volitans is a serious bite, worse than a bee sting.
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