Benzocaine as an anesthetic for striped bass

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Benzocaine was tested as an anesthetic on juvenile and mature adult striped bass (Morone saxatilis ). Concentrations of 55 mg/L at 22 degree C to 80 mg/L at 11 degree C effectively anesthetized fish in about 3 min. Recovery was more rapid as temperature increased. Fish survived concentrations of twice the effective concentration and exposure times up to 60 min at the effective concentration. Striped bass required higher concentrations for anesthetization than had been previously demonstrated for salmonid fishes, but safety margins for both concentration and exposure time were wider than for the salmonids.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Benzocaine as an anesthetic for striped bass
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
Volume 53
Issue 2
Year Published 1991
Language English
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description pp. 105-107
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Progressive Fish-Culturist
First page 105
Last page 107
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