Freshwater ornamental fish

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This chapter provides the need-to-know information on freshwater ornamental fish:

  • Biology
  • Husbandry
  • Handling and restraint
  • Diagnostic approach
  • Common conditions
  • Supportive care
  • Anaesthesia and analgesia
  • Common surgical procedures
  • Euthanasia
  • Drug formulary.

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19.1 Fish commonly seen in practice: goldfish (); koi (); betta ().
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19.2 Pond netting may deter predators.
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19.3 Example components of a life-support system for an ornamental fish pond: skimmer with submersible pump; bead filter system; external pump.
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19.5 Capture techniques of koi: netting the fish; using a round net prior to transfer of the koi to a bowl. the koi is transferred to a bowl using a sock net.
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19.7 Corneal damage can be shown using fluorescein dye.
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19.8 This koi (kohaku) has a coelomic mass, which was investigated using radiography. Lateral view. Dorsoventral view.
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19.9 Venepuncture in a koi, lateral approach.
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19.10 A skin scrape performed on the ventral surface of a koi.
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19.12 Typical gill lesions associated with koi herpesvirus infection.
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19.13 ‘Dropsy’ in a koi.
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19.14 Septicaemia in a goldfish.
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19.15 Cutaneous ulcer in a koi.
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19.16 Severe head and lateral line erosion in an oscar ().
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19.17 Intramuscular and intracoelomic injection sites. (Reproduced from )
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19.18 Assessing the severity of a heron injury in a koi.
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19.19 Surgical removal of a mass from a bristlenose plecostomus ( spp.).
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19.20 Traumatic eye injury. Enucleation. Immediate postoperative appearance. Two weeks after operation.
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