New Age of Aquariums: Eco-Friendly Tropical Fish Aquariums

Responsible tropical fish companies help assure that the colorful residents of your home saltwater tank were captured in an environmentally friendly manner.

VOLITAN LIONFISH (Pterois volitans). Delicate beauty combined with venomous spines give the lionfish an exotic allure. Non-aggressive by nature, it poses little threat to the hobbyist but will eat small fish. The needle-sharp dorsal spines pack a powerful poison that hurts badly but is not fatal. The lionfish requires a large aquarium to grow into during its twenty- to thirty-year lifespan.
Photo by Tom Sandercock