Fox face

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  1. Zuna

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    Hey Guys

    Quick question... how dangerous is the venom from a Magnifica fox face.
    if i got stung is there a specific anti venom you needs to get

    thanks
     
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    According to Rudie Kuiter, in his book "Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and their relatives", stab from one of the spines causes agonising pain. How lethal it may be will depend on how allergic you are to the toxin
     
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    Just a quick google & it seems no one is yet dead because of a fox face
     
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    Zuna

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    awesome thanks buddy
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    What happened Zuna ?
     
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    I believe it is slightly more painful than a bee sting. No reports of fatalities yet, but as Vatso says, it all depends on your individual reaction to the toxin. If you are already allergic to bee or other insect stings then it could cause complications and you will need to seek medical attention urgently.

    I have read that pee'ing on the stung area helps remove the pain quite quickly. Get your kids to pee on the sting.

    Here is a quote from a book.
     
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    Zuna

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    just got affright the other day when i was adding some polys to my tank.
    he got really close to my arm and suddenly got scared of something and the his spike went up and just missed me
     
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    Dude, you didn't just get a fright...I bet you sharted (mix between shit a farted) with fright.

    I am not bothered by it because I know I am not alergic to anything, if I just happen to be - the hospital is less than 2min from my house. I have also learned to use long reach marine "tongs", keep your hands out of the water as best as it practically possible to prevent the problem.
     

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