Marine fish

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This chapter provides the need-to-know information on marine 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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20.1 Some commonly kept marine fish. Yellow-tailed damselfish. Regal tang. Cortez rainbow wrasse. Flame angelfish Common clownfish. Seahorse. (a,e Courtesy of WH Wildgoose; reproduced from .) (b,f © Bristol Zoo Gardens.) (c,d Courtesy of Segrest Farms Inc.)
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20.3 Eye trauma in a juvenile surgeonfish, believed to have been caused by improper netting. (Courtesy of GC Tilghman.)
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20.4 A large cooler used as a holding tank for anaesthesia and clinical handling of small bamboo sharks. The lid is propped open to: keep the air line patent; allow for passive observation of the animal; and minimize sudden changes in light intensity. This also allows easy monitoring with a dissolved oxygen meter.
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20.5 Exposure of gill tissue prior to sampling in a raccoon butterflyfish ().
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20.6 Collecting blood from the caudal vein of a bamboo shark.
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20.8 Subepithelial trophonts of in gill tissue. Original magnification x100.
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20.9 trophonts in gill tissue from a pinfish Also visible is a single monogenean, most likely of the genus Original magnification ×100.
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20.10 Capsalids and amber egg masses from the skin of a lookdown as they appear under a dissecting microscope. Original magnification ×20.
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20.11 Hypertrophied fibroblasts (arrowed), typical of lymphocystis, in the anal fin of an infected juvenile clownfish H&E stain; original magnification ×100.
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20.12 Use of a Doppler device to monitor heart rate in an anaesthetized bamboo shark.
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