Published Nov 23. 2006 - 15 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

beautiful fish

What is ti? It is very nice fish, realy. Where I can to fish this fish? It is tropic fish??? thanks

Matej ,...

Matej ,

In the Uk we would call this a lesser Weaver fish, it is very dangerous, perhaps the most dangerous creature in the Uk.

This is a small fish (about 15 cm long). It has venomous spines along its dorsal fin.

It is quite commonly found around the British Isles in warm weather. It may hide under the sand at low tide.

The weaver fish sting can be extremely painful. Death is extremely rare, although respiratory failure and gangrene have been reported following infection.

The affected limb or wound should be immersed in water as hot as can be tolerated comfortably for 15 minutes – some cafes in Cornwall and other surfing areas keep a bucket for this purpose.

If this isn’t possible, cover the wound with hot flannels which should be changed repeatedly. The venom is inactivated by heat and the intense pain should subside within a few minutes of treatment.

Simple painkillers such as paracetamol will also help to relieve the pain, antihistamines may also be helpful

Hope this helps!

Hoppy :!:

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Hoppy, thank you for your...

Hoppy, thank you for your answer.
... I see very nice forum about sea trout hmmmm... :wink:


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