Sunday, June 27, 2010

Camera Critters: Lionfish

Here's my entry for Camera Critters this weekend. Photo was taken at Shark Reef Aquarium @Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV.

Facts about Lionfish:
The lionfish (also known as the turkeyfish, tigerfish, dragonfish, scorpionfish, and butterfly cod) is a poisonous spiky fish found in the warmer waters of the western and central Pacific Ocean. The lionfish is a predatory fish hunting small fish, but it's venom is capable of being fatal to larger creatures.

The lionfish is a popular aquarium fish around the world, although the lionfish is better kept in tanks with lots of space and few other fish. The lionfish can live to around 16 years in the wild and lionfish often live longer if looked after well in captivity.

12 comments :

Carmen Araneta said...

Wow, great shot, Dhemz. I didn't know anything about this fish until your post. Thanks

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

salamat sa impormasyon tungkol sa isdang ito..ibang klaseng isda..

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Mura sd gyud siya ug Lion tsang no. Sa kadaghan sa inyong mya rampa sa vegas tsang mura feeling nku inyong gilibot ang tanan nindot sa strip. Ka nice gyud ning mag travel nga imung kuyog laagan sd. Dili ni preha ning akoa nga mag muro sa kainit waaa. mag adgi sko bayot

chubskulit said...

Ang ganda bat nakakatakot hehehe.. kumusta weekend nyo sis, ako heavy migraine to the max maghapon..

*josie* said...

they are a beauty, nice shots! ngaun lang me nakakita ng close shots, good job dhemz..

kittykat said...

hey sis..of course i still remember you..how can I forget..i just have been pretty busy lately...but i am trying so very hard to get back to blogging again..miss you too..a lot..

Mel Alarilla said...

The Lion Fish is a very remarkable fish. Your photo of the Lion Fish is very professionally done. Like all of your undertakings, you seem to have perfected your craft. I would not want to keep one in my aquarium if it is poisonous and a predator of other fishes, lol. Bagay sa aquarium ni Shy yan, maguubusan sila nang mga piranha niya, lol. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

CaptainRunner said...

Looks a little strange for me. Haven't seen one in Ocean Adventure.

kat said...

awww ka nice pero poisonous diay na sya? nay taas pa jud ug life.

abi nako entry ni sa MYM kay yellow man nyahaahaha. Nag-una man diay ko no? ako MYM naa sa iTravel. tan-awa ra sa to didto kung unsa to hahahahaha.

Umma said...

hello sistah... how are you? It's been a while we haven't heard each other hahaha... Im sure you are enjoying every minute with your family.

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Umma said...
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Umma said...

"haven't heard from each other" - that's what I meant :)

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