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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. Vaughan, M.R. Penning, K.W. Christison
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 75, No 3 | a94 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v75i3.94 | © 2008 D.B. Vaughan, M.R. Penning, K.W. Christison | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 September 2008 | Published: 10 September 2008

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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 m / and there were no mortalities.

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