Can someone ID this Fish please..

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  1. AmandaRisi

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    Hi everyone..

    A friend of mine Heidi photographed this fish while snorkelling at Sheffield Beach, near Durban on the weekend.. We'd love to help her ID it! Any ideas?

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    Thanks,
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    its a lionfish of some sort;) oh and welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Welcomke to masa it looks like a lion fish, will give the full name later
     
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    Thanks for your help guys ... yup it certainly looks like a lion fish of some kind but... which one!
     
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    Lionfish Volitans. So pretty when they are that small.
     
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    Welcome to MASA, glad you joined! Do you have a tank?
     
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    Thanks for all the welcomes too...:wave2:
     
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    welcome yep its a baby lion.. how many you want the rivers are full of them:razz:
     
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    Could it be a Spotfin Lionfish...Pterois Antennata? The fins look more fine, longer than the Volitans? Thanks for all the pointers!
     
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