Dictionary of Fish : Fish Directory - reference guide to Lionfish
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Facts about Lionfish
This fish can inflict painful stings. If stung, bathe the affected area in very hot water to coagulate the poison; seek medical advice if unsure. Its main drawbacks are its eating habits - it will swallow anything it can get into its mouth - and the venomous stinging cells on the fins. In a tank, they drift, apparently aimlessly, towards their prey until close enough to lunge and engulf the hapless victim in one swift movement. Do not keep the fish with small companions that can be eaten.
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