Tranquilizers for Aquatic Animals
Eugénol-Methoxyphenol (Clove-oil) is obtained from the buds, leaves and stems of clove trees (Eugenia sp.). It is a very usefull, natural and environmental friendly tranquilizer, which can be used for various fish species. A higher tolerance against longer exposure times gives a greater security and makes the application under practice condition much more easier. Because of the low dosage (30-90 ppm) there occures also no alteration on taste of the meat of the fishes. Clove oil is more effective at reducing the short-term stress response induced by handling or manipulation, and is a recommended and widely used fish anaesthetic. Available as pure oil in vials of 10 or 100 Milliliter.