So I work at a LFS
and my knowledge of salt is limited as my experience resides with freshwater. We have a small saltwater section with most of the basics... live rock, damsels, clowns... ect.
I began cleaning the lionfish tank today (with care) and was distracted by a customer for about five seconds. Just long enough for the lion fish to swim up and catch my finger tip. Holy crap was I surprised as to how quickly the pain reared up and how long it lasted. We worried for a few minutes and were looking for signs of a bad reaction. But it turns out at least for me, hot water and some benydril were the only remedies necessary. I believe the lion fish in question is a young "volitale lion fish" or something close to that name.
I was just pondering a few things during my moments of pain and humilation for letting myself get stung. Is this the "average" reaction. Does it vary from species to species? Does the age of the lion fish affect the sting. What are the symptoms of a bad reaction? And really just a kind of pole of your experiences with a lion fish sting is what i'm looking for. Just curious mostly.