Saturday, July 30, 2016

Lionfish.. spreading the poison.



If I told you that I'd taken these shots of the venomous Lionfish whilst diving in the Indian Ocean would you believe me? You wouldn't! Really! Surely that can't be the most unbelievable thing you've heard lately :) You would be right, this spiky showoff giving me the 'oh sure you're brave when I'm stuck in here' look is best observed behind glass, seen here at AQWA. The Lionfish native to the Indo-Pacific, popular in home aquariums but dumped wherever by irresponsible owners is now invading and upsetting the native fish and environment in waters around the world, what can I say.. unbelievable! Have a fab weekend, take care and stay safe...  

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26 comments:

  1. Oh my, now that would be an incredible scary story indeed! But they sure make for a pretty sight here! Lovely captures. Enjoy your weekend too!

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  2. They're beautiful and pretty to look at. It's too bad that they are invading native fish environments around the world.

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  3. Wow sounds like they are as mean as they are pretty.

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  4. For sure I thought you had gone out diving as is your habit, Grace! ;-))
    Good looking fish!

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  5. Those are terrific shots even if you didn't take them in the Indian Ocean! I had not heard of this fish before, and I'm not lyin'!

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  6. Lovely looking poisoner! Well taken pic in the tank.
    Marvellous variety of fish in the world.

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  7. Amazing creatures. Great captures, Grace!

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  8. Wow, you captured two amazing shots of this creature from the deep. However you didn't fool me. I knew you didn't go diving. ;-) And I've heard way too many unbelievable things lately. After all, we have to contend with Donald Trump.

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  9. It's a bit of a queer fish, for sure. Given you aren't keen on berth being on water, I thought maybe you liked being underwater instead.

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  10. It's a bit of a queer fish, for sure. Given you aren't keen on berth being on water, I thought maybe you liked being underwater instead.

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  11. They are quite beautiful, but sad they are being dumped.

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  12. Beautifully weird looking fish.

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  13. Not a chance. You have a phobia about the deep, if I recall correctly.

    The spines on these things are poisonous, aren't they? I'd stay way clear.

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  14. Great models/images/colours you are posting today.
    No, I would have guest you would have been in a submarine....

    HAPPY WEEKEND to you too.

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  15. It is a shame he shows its beauty only under water. Sorry for him to be in an aquarium but now we can see all the beautiful colours without getting wet.

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  16. Great photos of a menacing species! (Regardless of how you captured these great photos).

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Grace.

    Janis
    GDP

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  17. He really looks like he´s saying that, Grace :-)
    Well, people are dumb. Toad frog, camels, cats... come to mind...

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  18. Beautiful shots...but always best to have a thick pane of glass between you and them!

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  19. The colours here are absolutely amazing.

    All the best Jan

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  20. Beauty sometimes can be deadly!

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