RE: NANFA-- Clove Oil Anesthetic

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 13:51:57 -0700

The biggest rap on clove oil has been its messiness.

A couple years back I made photocopies of a number of articles on fish
anesthetics-- MS-222, clove oil, CO2, etc. Does anyone want these? I'll
ask you to cover my costs of copying and postage.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of Bob Culler > Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:11 PM > To: > Subject: NANFA-- Clove Oil Anesthetic > > > Hi all, > > About a month ago, there was a thread on using clove oil as a fish > anesthetic. Well, I tried it today and it worked wonderfully. I > was able to > anesthetize a northern hogsucker and a silver redhorse with the stuff. > > From the sites Jan provided, I decided to try 25 ppm as the dose. Mixed > 3.7 ml clove oil with 38.8 ml water for a stock solution. One ml of the > stock solution per gallon of tank water gives 25 ppm clove oil in > the tank. > > Within 5 minutes of adding the correct dose, both fish were lying > on their > sides. I removed the hogsucker after 5 minutes and allowed it > recover in a > clean tank, took about 5 minutes. The redhorse stayed in for 8 > minutes and > took about 8-10 minutes to recover. > > This will probably come in handy for things like removing parasites, etc. > from aquarium fish. > > Thanks, Jan, for posting the references! /----------------------------------------------------------------------------- /"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily / reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes / Association" / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association / To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word / subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to / For a digest version, send the command to / instead. / For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,