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Old 11-19-2003, 05:24 PM   #1
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Symptoms of a Lion's sting?

Hey everyone,
Just wondering what the symptoms are of a Voltan Lion's sting to another fish?

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Old 11-19-2003, 06:56 PM   #2
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LOL, death and a puncture wound
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ha ha.... thanks kevin... no the reason i ask is because my angler is acting really strange ... not eating, breathing funny, spasming a little.... and i was hoping someone here new if my volitans lion might have stung him and if he did are there chances of survival
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some where in this article it says what the symptoms of a fish that has been stung are, and the chances of survival are, its near the bottom of the article.
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e-cat,

really appreciate that article, that is what happened to my poor wartskin... he passed today, i came home and found him on the bottom all swollen , the lion must have passed over him and stung him with his tail, that is the only thing i can think happend to him.
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the lion must have passed over him and stung him with his tail
The lionfish can only deliver venom with it's dorsal spines (the ones on top of it's back), it does not deliver venom with it's tail or pectoral fins.
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hey kevin,

The spines on the dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins are venomous. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...=21&pCatId=279

so if he swated the angler with it's anal fin it could have injected the poison that way
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just wanted to add that somewhere around 99% of the info i find on liveaquaria turns out to be wrong after i do a little more research in other places....
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I'll tell you what,,, does anyone want to grab one to let us know if the pelvic or anal fins are poisonous? They are... Very painful stings...

I have never been hit by a Lion however I have been hit by a Scorpion fish which is in the same family... I can say, that the shock my body went through when that happend, was severe, I cannot even imagine a fish living after being stung....It hurts like the dickens...put my arm out of service for a couple days...
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