The White Volitan Lionfish, also known as Pterois volitans, is a stunning saltwater fish species that originates from the Indo-Pacific region. They are a popular choice for experienced aquarists due to their unique beauty and impressive size.
The White Volitan Lionfish can grow up to 15 inches in length and require a minimum tank size of 150 gallons. They are carnivores and will eat a variety of live or frozen meaty foods, such as shrimp, squid, and fish. It's important to feed them a varied diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for optimal health.
These fish are known for their striking white coloration and impressive spines, which they use for protection and hunting prey. They are a predatory species and should not be kept with smaller fish, shrimp, or other invertebrates.
The White Volitan Lionfish is a challenging fish to care for due to their specific dietary requirements and size. It's important to maintain stable water parameters and provide adequate filtration to keep the aquarium environment healthy.
- pH: 8.1-8.4
- Salinity: 1.020-1.025
- Calcium: 380-450 ppm
- Temperature: 75-82°F
Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.