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Old 05-07-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
 
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What am I missing?

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Am I missing something? Why are these fish still alive, they're not in water and presumably they're going to have to be out of water for some time..?
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:47 AM   #2
 
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I'm not too sure how they do it, but read this elsewhere about a fish having surgery:

"To prep her for surgery, the vets at North Carolina State put her in a tub of water mixed with anesthetic until she stopped moving. Then they placed her on a shallow tray and prodded her to ensure she was sedated. During surgery they pumped water and anesthetic over her gills through a narrow rubber tube that fit inside her mouth."
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:08 AM   #3
 
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Oh right! That's really interesting!
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