Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 09-15-2004, 08:42 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Jose, Ca
Posts: 135
Lion Fish toxins??????!!!!!!!!!?????

I just got home and my lion fish got stuck in the pump and my other fish were chomping on him, i know when the lionfish are in danger they release there toxins, how long would it be until i can tell if there are any toxins in the water... ie if it is in the water how long until my fish are dead.

popothemailman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 348
Send a message via MSN to Nitrate
Im not so sure that they release anything after dying. I had a small lion die a few months ago in a 20 gal and was probably dead for about 12 hours before I found him. I had no issues with the other fish that were in the tank.

Nitrate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 12:03 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central PA
Posts: 971
As mentioned, there are no toxins to be afraid of. Lionfish defense is provided by their venemous spines. Perhaps you are confusing them with boxfish, which can wipe out other livestock.

I would only be concerned with any ammonia created from the dead fish.
HoopsGuru is offline   Reply With Quote

lion fish, toxin

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LION fish AlyG Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11 03-14-2009 03:27 AM
Lion Fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! popothemailman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 09-15-2004 09:22 PM
Which is the better Lion Fish Kohan Bros. Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 06-05-2004 12:09 PM
lion fish jimmy Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 4 05-08-2004 09:10 AM
Lion fish dd24ck Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 08-15-2003 11:25 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.