Re: NANFA-- Sacrificing or immobilizing fish
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 12:54:14 EDT

In a message dated 7/29/02 12:05:16 PM, writes:

<< Is it feasible to do fish IDs with an anesthetic or is this just fuzzy

minded fish hugging? >>

I was able to count lateral line scales on an Angel fish that came from Peru
to distinguish it as scalare or altum. I did this by laying it flat in a wet
tray and counting with the aid of a magnifying lighted viewer. The fish
survived unharmed and it was identified as a scalare. It only took about a
minute to do this.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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