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Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research

versão On-line ISSN 2219-0635
versão impressa ISSN 0030-2465

Onderstepoort j. vet. res. vol.75 no.3 Pretoria  2008




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




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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