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Temperature effects on anaesthesia with clove oil in six temperate‐zone fishes

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The potential use of clove oil (eugenol) as an anaesthetic for Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, brown trout Salmo trutta, rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss, whitefish Coregonus lavaretus, perch Perca fluviatilis and roach Rutilus rutilus was examined at 5, 10, 15 and 20° C using three anaesthetic concentrations (varying from 20 to 200 mg l−1) at each temperature. Substantial species differences in sensitivity to clove oil were observed, even amongst congeners, and there may be some disadvantages (slow recovery and possibly mortality) with using clove oil for 0+ year whitefish and at low temperatures for perch and roach.
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Keywords: induction time; percid; recovery time; salmonids; size effect;  cyprinid

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Jyväskylä, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, P. O. Box 35, FIN-40 014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Publication date: 2004-04-01

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