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    Yeeow!

    Ok...so...to set the scene...my sister and her fiance were over today to help me to set the posts for my straw bale shed. At the end of the day we came inside and he was taking a look at the aquariums. I was sitting at the computer in the wetroom behind the main tank and my brother-in-law to be, my sister, and Anita were in the dining room (on the other side of the wall where the wet room is) looking at the tank with the narrow line puffer and Van's maroon clown Ruby live. They were discussing the water flow in the tank and I heard the top of the tank open. The next things that I heard happened in rapid succession. First, I heard Anita say "watch out" then I heard the lid of the aquarium slam shut, then I heard my brother-in-law to be yell "YEEOW! It's bit me."

    He had stuck his hand into a tank containing a nearly 8" long narrow line puffer to see if water was coming out of the return.

    He came away with one hell of a bite blood and all.

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    the upside, at least he won't stick his hand in the tank again :b11:
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    Ouch!

    Do puffers not have a dangerous toxin?

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    If the Puffer dies... Hell yeah lol :b9:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Do puffers not have a dangerous toxin?
    Yes but only when we bite them, not when they bite us.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

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    LOL... I'll have to keep that in mind. Now where is that sushi?

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    Why do people stick there dirty/contaminated hands in our tanks??? I wish there were locks on the lids or perhaps an electrical charge to stop people from touching the glass or feeling how warm the water is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badmedicine View Post
    Why do people stick there dirty/contaminated hands in our tanks??? I wish there were locks on the lids or perhaps an electrical charge to stop people from touching the glass or feeling how warm the water is.
    I was thinking about this last night. Puffers are dangerous. You could make an arguement that I should put a sign on my tank that reads "BEWARE OF PUFFER" or something of that nature. Perhaps "TRESPASSERS WILL BE BITTEN".

    I just never imagined that anyone would stick their hand in my aquarium let alone one with a large puffer in it. The new tank will be completely enclosed from the front . Eventually the tank he stuck his hand in will be enclosed from the front as well.

    I figure he got what he deserved.

    Hank.
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    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

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    It would be great to get a photo of the wound and post it with the warning sign.
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