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Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research

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Onderstepoort j. vet. res. vol.75 n.3 Cape Town  2008

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

2-Phenoxyethanol as anaesthetic in removing and relocating 102 species of fishes representing 30 families from Sea World to uShaka Marine World, South Africa

 

 

D.B. VaughanI; M.R. PenningII; K.W. ChristisonIII

ITwo Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8000 South Africa
IISouth African Association for Marine Biological Research, uShaka Marine World, 1 King Shaka Avenue, Point precinct, Durban, 4000 South Africa
IIIDepartment of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535 South Africa

 

 


ABSTRACT

2-Phenoxyethanol was used as an anaesthetic to translocate 102 species of fishes representing 30 families from the Sea World aquarium on Durban's beachfront to uShaka Marine World. Most fishes responded well to a final anaesthetic concentration of 0,150 mí/í and there were no mortalities.

Keywords: Anaesthetic, fishes, 2-Phenoxyethanol, public aquarium, translocation


 

 

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Accepted for publication 21 April 2008-Editor

 

 

* Author to whom correspondence is to be directed. Email: dvaughan@aquarium.co.za

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