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Old 09-15-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
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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.
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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.
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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.
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