Choices of Anaesthetic for Kois
  • ShukriShukri October 2010
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    Various Anaesthetics have different reaction times:

    1. MS222 (50mg/liter) approximately 3-5 minutes to take effect e.g. Transmore
    2. Quinaldine (50 mg/liter) approximately 2-3 minutes to take effect
    3. 2-phenoxyethynol (25mg/liter) approximately 2-4 minutes to take effect
    4. Cloves oil - Eugenol (15 drops per 10 liters) approximately 10-12 minutes to take full effect
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    Post edited by Shukri at 2010-10-05 12:08:39 am
  • ShukriShukri October 2010
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    For Euthanasia (Disposal) when a fish is beyond help, an over dose of Anaesthetic will do it. When the fish stops breathing, you can put the fish in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. When the body is rock solid, you can bury or place it in the garbage can.
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  • AndySittAndySitt October 2010
    Posts: 560
    Thanks for the dosage advise.. For newbies.. no joke.. You can kill a fish with over-dosage of anesthetic.. Tried and verified!!

  • ShukriShukri October 2010
    Posts: 4,881
    Testimony by Andy.......I have done it too during the early days.
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