Re: NANFA-L-- photo tank

Dave Neely (
Sun, 20 Mar 2005 12:55:31 -0600

Hi Bob,

Um, yeah... most of the time if I'm taking a picture of a fish, their life
span is going to be on the order of a couple of minutes anyway. As an
additional note, anethesizing the fish with clove oil or MS-222 darkens them
(in many cases almost instantly!), and things with gas bladders tend to
float upside down once knocked out, so I try to take photos before I knock
them out and preserve them.

If you plan on releasing them or keeping them alive, yes, you want to be a
little more careful about water temp and chemistry.


>Using store bought water probably makes for better photos, but, you might
>end up subjecting the fish to temperature and/or osmotic shock.

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