RE: NANFA-L-- Preserves...

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Preserves...
From: Bob Bock (
Date: Sun Aug 08 2004 - 13:39:21 CDT

Hi Peter. You said clove oil also knocks fish out temporarily. Can it be
used as a short term tranquilizer, say, for fish photography? What
strength would it have to be?

> Actually, I don't agree with Bruce that ms222 is the "best." ms222 is
> rather expensive (about a $ a gram I think). I bought my ~50ml bottle of
> clove oil in 1997 for about $15 and it is still going and has probably
> killed 30-40,000 fishes. It works fast and fish do recover very well from
> it (if you want to just knock them out). It works best if you have some
> ethanol (I guess isopropanol would work too) to dissolve it in first
> before adding it to water. I add about 1-2 drops to a liter and that
> seems to kill fish pretty good for me.

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: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 12:24:17 CDT