When a condition is untreatable As with all other animals, there are situations when the fish, for a variety of reasons, either fails to respond to treatment or has a condition that is untreatable. It is my belief that fish are capable of suffering and therefore the most humane act in such a situation is ..
There is a risk At the risk of becoming repetitive, it is important to remember that there is a risk involved when anaesthetizing fish and the procedure does require some knowledge and experience. Avoid all unnecessary stress Regardless of which anaesthetic agent is used, all possible steps should be taken to minimize stress on the ..
There are many agents used to anaesthetize fish. Obtaining supplies of anaesthetics will depend on location – but all veterinarians should be able to obtain MS222 for you. Some of these anaesthesia agents can be obtained from the local pharmacy – or mail order from hobbyist magazines. MS222 (tricaine methane sulphonate) is the only product licensed ..
There are occasions when it becomes necessary to anaesthetize a fish so that it can be either examined or handled safely. A common situation is when there is the suspicion of a health problem and it becomes necessary to carry out a thorough examination. While it is possible to check the general condition of a ..