I was just thinking of the times I have been injured by a tank inhabitant over the years;
I have been:
stung by a medium red volitan lionfish, felt like being injected with molten lead
bit by a small/medium snowflake eel, bled like crazy
bit by a large Oscar, minor scratches and a little bleeding
bit by a needlenose gar, shredded fingertip, thankfully the gar was only about 4" long
thanks to my lame coworker I got stung over the majority of my inner forearm by a large and very healthy carpet anemone, had a rash for a week
scratched, cut, stabbed by numerous little fish spines
but the two that really stand out are;
getting tagged/stabbed by the cheek spines of venomous saltwater catfish, made me extremely ill for days, worse than the lion sting.
and getting very aggressively attacked by a large, 8"+, Naso tang, opened me right up. Luckily didn't need stitches as it wasn't too deep, but about 2.5" long gash. got the obligatory shot in the butt of penicillin and all that.
to this day I will admit that I am a little skiddish when it comes to putting my hand into a tank with tangs.
So what battle wounds have you acquired in your quest to keep our finned friends?