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J Fish Biol. 2012 Sep;81(4):1436-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03409.x.

Immersion anaesthesia with tricaine methanesulphonate or propofol on different sizes and strains of silver catfish Rhamdia quelen.

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  • 1Departamento de Fisiologia e Farmacologia, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, 97105-900 Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

Abstract

The efficacy of immersion anaesthesia with tricaine methanesulphonate (MS222) or propofol on albino and grey silver catfish Rhamdia quelen was assessed through induction and recovery times and observation of mortality. Besides reporting a novel, efficient and practical use of propofol as an immersion anaesthetic, the study shows that it is essential to consider size and strain when anaesthetizing R. quelen with MS222 or propofol bath solution in order to minimize physiological impact.

© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology © 2012 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

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